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October 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. Invocation and Flag Salute
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Rationale:  Brian Mills with Trinity Baptist Church will provide the invocation.
2. Call to Order and Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
3. Reports/ Comments from Superintendent and/or Staff
Speaker(s):  Dr. Jason Simeroth
Discussion:  Parent/Teacher conferences and Fall Break coming up.  Thought Exchange for the bond is out.  Two live Q&A sessions the 12th and 26th concerning the bond.  
4. Board Member Communications and Announcements
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
4.A. Individual Board Member Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Sanders:  If you look at the bond issue, all of us agree the bond is huge for the success of this district.  The more I learn about it, the more I am impressed by it, please vote.
Mrs. Cannon:  Thank you to the parents supporting everyone.  
Mr. Coulson:  Good luck to the girls softball team.  
Mr. Wells:  There are two things on the bond I'd like to mention it will not increase our taxes and the finance rates are incredibly low now, so it's a great time to borrow.  
Mr. Cunningham:  Congratulations to the football team and the band.
4.B. Upcoming Meetings/ Events:
OCTOBER:
10/5 - Legislative Breakfast - 7am (328 Elm)
10/7-12 - Parent/Teacher conferences
10/14-18 - Fall Break

NOVEMBER:
11/1 - Board Meeting - 6pm
11/2 - Legislative Breakfast - 7am (328 Elm)
11/22-26 - Thanksgiving break

DECEMBER:
12/6 - Open filing begins for board seat #2 - 8am
12/6 - Board Meeting - 6pm
12/8 - Open filing ends for board seat #2 - 5pm
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Discussion:  The December 6, board meeting will be moved to Redstone Intermediate School to help house the Teacher of the Year reception.
5. Communications - Request for patrons to address the board - Pursuant to Board Policy AF, comments can be made only by district patrons concerning items listed on this agenda.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Discussion:  None.
6. Finance Consent Docket- All of the finance consent items will be discussed, considered and approved or disapproved by one vote unless a board member desires to have a separate vote on any or all of the consent items.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Action(s):
I move we approve all business items on the Finance Consent Docket as listed Passed with a motion by Suzanne Cannon and a second by Mr. Leonard Wells.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A. Encumbrances and Change Orders as recommended by Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent, and Jim Fenrick, Chief Financial Officer
Attachments: (1)
6.B. Treasurer's Report(s) and General Fund Report(s)
Attachments: (1)
6.C. Child Nutrition Report
Rationale:  The application for 2021-2022 school year was just accepted.  A claim for August has not yet been submitted. 
7. Business Consent Docket: All of the consent items will be discussed, considered and approved or disapproved by one vote unless a board member requests to have a separate vote on any or all of the consent items.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Action(s):
I move we approve all items on the Business Consent Docket as presented Passed with a motion by Mr. Cody Sanders and a second by Suzanne Cannon.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.A. Minutes of the September 13, 2021, Regular Board Meeting
Attachments: (1)
7.B. Renew contract with Canadian County Health Department
Rationale:  There are no noted changes from last year's contract.
Attachments: (1)
7.D. 2021-2022 Yukon Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program
Rationale:  The changes from last year are highlighted in yellow.
7.E. Fundraisers
Attachments: (5)
7.F. Out of State Travel
Rationale:  Michelle Ankrom and Mike Clark will travel to Denver, CO, to attend the Nat'l Athletic Directors Convention, December 9-14, 2021.  There is no cost to the district as they will use activity funds.
Coack Kevin James will travel to Ft Worth, TX, to attend the American Baseball Coaches Associationn Barnstormers Clinic at TCU, October 8-9, 2021.  There is no cost to the district as he will use activity funds.
Attachments: (3)
8. New Business:  this business, in accordance with Oklahoma Statutes, title 25-311 (A)(9) is limited to any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting this agenda. 
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Action(s):
I move we approve the resolution Passed with a motion by Suzanne Cannon and a second by Mr. Cody Sanders.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  We do have a piece of new business.  Mr. Cunningham read a resolution to help us retain and recruit staff by providing a stipend to employees employed by October 1, 2021, to all staff with the exception of the superintendent.  
9. Personnel Docket:
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Goals:
  • PERSONNEL- We will recruit, retain, and compensate highly motivated educators that are committed to professional growth and excellence.
9.A. Personnel-Vote to convene or not to convene in executive session pursuant to 25 O.S.307 (B)(1) to discuss the resignations, employment of support and certified personnel, promotions, recommendation of change of assignment, and/or transfers as listed on the attached Exhibit A.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Action(s):
I move we not convene in executive session to discuss the personnel docket Passed with a motion by Suzanne Cannon and a second by Mr. Leonard Wells.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.B. Acknowledge the board has returned from executive session. Executive session minutes compliance announcement.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Discussion: 

There was no executive session.

9.C. Discussion and possible action on Personnel items on Exhibit A.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Attachments: (2)
Action(s):
I move we approve all personnel items as presented on Exhibit A. Passed with a motion by Mr. Leonard Wells and a second by Suzanne Cannon.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Mr. Chris Cunningham
Action(s):
I move we adjourn Passed with a motion by Mr. Leonard Wells and a second by Mr. Brian Coulson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Time:

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