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October 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Harrah Board of Education Special In Person/Virtual Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order/Roll Call to Establish a Quorum
Discussion: 
Others Present:  Paul Blessington, Superintendent, and Leslie Hobaugh, Minutes Clerk

Visitors Present: David Hairell, Shawna Keene, Mike McAfee and Troy Skorkowsky. Others may have been present but did not sign the register.
Principal/Director Reports
Attachments: (2)
Discussion:  Each principal spoke about the events happening at their school.

Patrons now have the ability to log on to harrahpanthers.tv to watch games/events on Skortle TV.
Consent Agenda
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the consent agenda. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Minutes of the September 14, 2020, Board Meeting
Attachments: (1)
General Fund #307 to #378, payroll #50238 to #50254, change orders and financial summary
Building Fund #2 and financial Summary
Child Nutrition Fund #18 to #19 and financial summary
Activity Fund Summary Report, Activity Requests and Transfer Requests
Treasurer's Report
Monthly Comparison Report
Superintendent's Report/Announcements
Student Enrollment
Attachments: (1)
Discussion:  The student enrollment as of October, 1, 2020 was 1,951. There were 1,649 brick and mortar students and 302 virtual students.  This is 308 students less than this time last year.
FY 2021 Dropout and Remediation Report
Attachments: (1)
Discussion:  Mr. Hairell, Harrah High School Principal, reported the high school had 16 dropouts for 2019-2020 and Harrah Middle School had zero. Four of the high school drop out students from last year are currently enrolled in HALTS, the high school alternative school.
Items to be Considered by the Board
The Board will discuss and take potential action regarding the updated COVID-19 protocols for the 2020-2021 school year.  
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve COVID protocols that include following the health department guidelines and building principal recommendations for school closures due to COVID and adding restrictions to all indoor extracurricular activities that will require masks being worn by all spectators and students, limiting the number of spectators for events, and social distancing for all students and patrons while in attendance. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Chris Monden, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 
The board discussed options for the extracurricular indoor Winter activity/sport protocols.
 
The Board will discuss and vote to accept the 2020-2021 Residency Teacher Report for Harrah Public Schools.
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the 2020-2021 Residency Teacher Report for Harrah Public Schools. This motion, made by Krista Harke and seconded by Kevin McBrayer, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 
The District has four resident teachers this year.  Kidd Gomez - MS, Rachel Galvan - MS, Jessica Warlick - RB and Josey Dennis - VS.
 
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject the out-of-state travel for Brad Carey to purchase swine projects for students.
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the out-of-state travel request for Brad Carey to purchase swine projects for students. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject the 2020-2021 Annual School Election Resolution.
Attachments: (2)
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the 2020-2021 Annual School Election Resolution. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 
Harrah Public Schools's Seat #1 will be up for election in February, 2021. Interested candidates will need to file for the position at the Oklahoma County Clerk's office on December 7-9, 2020.  This is a 5-year term and the position is currently held by Krista Harke.
 
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject the Summer Food Service Program.
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the application for the Summer Food Service Program. This motion, made by Krista Harke and seconded by Kevin McBrayer, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

On October 9, 2020, USDA extended flexibilities in its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through June 30, 2021, to allow schools and other sites to continue to provide meals at no cost to all children. The department previously extended free meals through December 2020, based on funding available at the time, but was now able to extend throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year thanks to language in the continuing resolution signed into law by President Trump on Oct. 1, 2020.

The extended waivers:

  • Allow SFSP and SSO meals to be served in all areas and at no cost;
  • Permit meals to be served outside of the typically required group settings and meal times;
  • Waive meal pattern requirements, as necessary; and
  • Allow parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children.
Vote to convene or not to convene into executive session pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307 (B)(1) to discuss the employment of the individuals listed on Exhibit B.
Action(s):
A motion was made not to enter into executive session. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Acknowledge return to open session. Executive session compliance statement.
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject to employ support personnel/substitutes for the 2020-2021 school year as listed on Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve to employ substitutes for the 2020-2021 school year as listed on Exhibit B. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Chris Monden, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
New Business (Items not known at the time of Agenda preparation.)
Announcements
The Board will vote to adjourn.
Action(s):
A motion was made to adjourn. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
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