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March 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Harrah Board of Education Regular Meeting

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

Visitors Present: Shawna Keene, Mike McAfee, Susie Terrell, Ryan Smith, Troy Skorkowsky, James Werchan, Tiffany Thompson and John Martin. Others may have been present but did not sign the register.
Principal/Director Reports
Attachments: (5)
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 Regular Board Meeting on February 8, 2021
Attachments: (1)
General Fund #475 to #488, change orders and financial summary
Building Fund changes order and financial summary
Child Nutrition Fund #35 to #37, change order 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:  Student enrollment as of March 1, 2021 was 1,958 students.  Brick and mortar students - 1,727 and virtual students - 231.  Enrollment is down 297 students from the same time last year.
Items to be Considered by the Board
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject providing all day Pre-K, as space is available, for the 2021-2022 school year.
Attachments: (1)
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve providing all day Pre-K, as space is available, for the 2021-2022 school year. This motion, made by Krista Harke and seconded by Kevin McBrayer, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Tiffany Patrick, VSE principal, presented the results of the survey that was conducted for input for an all day Pre-K.  More that 81% said they would like their child in a full dat Pre-K classroom and the others responses preferred the 2 1/2 hour program.
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject the proposed 2021-2022 school calendar.
Attachments: (1)
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the proposed 2021-2022 school calendar. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The calendar committee, compose of teachers and parents, met several times and submitted the proposed calendar, for school year 2021-2022, for board approval.  The first day of school would be August 12, 2021 and the last day of school May 19, 2022.  Four snow days are built into the calendar.
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject to approve the Agreement with OKTLE for evaluation services for the 2021-2022 school year.
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the Agreement with OKTLE for evaluation services for the 2021-2022 school year. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  This agreement is for teacher evaluation and is approved on an annual basis.  Mr. Blessington recommended the board approve the agreement.
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject the Pre-ETS Collaborative Agreement for FY 2021.
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the Pre-ETS Collaborative Agreement for FY 2021. This motion, made by Krista Harke and seconded by Kevin McBrayer, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Shawna Keene, Director of Special Services, highlighted some of the services provided through this agreement.  This grant from ODRS offers activities to high school students with disabilities by helping students get an early start in identifying career interests to achieve community integration, independence, post-secondary education and/or competitive integrated employment.
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject to contract with Municipal Accounting Systems for Student Information, Gradebook, Cafeteria and Financial Software for the 2021-2022 school year.
Action(s):
A motion was made to accept to contract with Municipal Accounting Systems for Student Information, Gradebook, Cafeteria and Financial Software for the 2021-2022 school year. This motion, made by Kevin McBrayer and seconded by Krista Harke, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Blessington recommended the approval of this contract.
Vote to convene or not to convene into executive session pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307 (B)(1) to discuss the employment of those employees listed on Exhibit A and 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.
Discussion:  No statement needed. The board did not go into executive session.
The Board will discuss and vote to accept or reject to re-hire certified personnel for the 2021-2022 school year as listed on Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve to re-hire certified personnel for the 2021-2022 school year as listed on Exhibit A. 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 to employ extra duty personnel for the 2020-2021 school year as listed on Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve to employ extra duty personnel for the 2020-2021 school year as listed on Exhibit B. 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 open transfers #6 to #20.
Attachments: (1)
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve open transfers #6 to #20. This motion, made by Krista Harke and seconded by Kevin McBrayer, 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 7:47 p.m.
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