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June 17, 2020 at 4:30 PM - Newcastle Board of Education Special Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order and Roll Call of Members.
2. Conduct a hearing on Superintendent's recommended reduction in force.
Discussion:  Ms. Melonie Hau, Superintendent, and Ms. Sherry Childers, representative of Mr. Brett Sanders, delivered opening statements and Mr. Sanders, Ms. Hau and Mr. Landes answered questions as needed.
3. Discussion and possible action on a motion to convene in executive session to discuss the employment status of Mr. Brett Sanders, as affected by the proposed reduction in force, pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307(B)(1). Executive Session will be held via videoconference with John Maker, Vice President; Valory Dalton, Clerk; and physical presence with Gary Knowles, President; Jeff Dingee, Member; Tiffany Elcyzyn, Member; and Melonie Hau, Superintendent.
Action(s):
Motion to convene in executive session at 6:54 pm passed with a motion by Mr. Jeff Dingee and a second by Ms. Valory Dalton.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Return to Open Session
Discussion:  Returned from Executive Session at 9:12 pm
5. Announcement of Minutes of Executive Session
Discussion:  Those present in Executive Session were Laura Holmes, Attorney; Tiffany Elcyzyn, Board Member; Jeff Dingee, Board Member; Valory Dalton, Clerk; John Maker, Vice President; Gary Knowles, President and no votes were taken.
6. Discussion and possible action to adopt findings of fact with respect to recommended reduction in force, elimination/reduction of positions/programs, and employment status of Mr. Brett Sanders
Action(s):
Motion to adopt the findings of fact, attached with respect to recommended reduction in force, elimination/reduction of positions/programs, and employment status of Mr. Brett Sanders passed with a motion by Mr. Jeff Dingee and a second by Ms. Valory Dalton.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Discussion and possible action to renew or not renew the employment contracts of Mr. Brett Sanders, based on the findings of fact.
Action(s):
Motion to not renew the employment contracts of Mr. Brett Sanders, based on the findings of fact passed with a motion by Mr. Jeff Dingee and a second by Ms. Valory Dalton.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Discussion and possible action to instruct the Superintendent to notify Mr. Brett Sanders of the Board's decision including the basis of the decision and the findings of fact.
Action(s):
Motion to instruct the Superintendent to notify Mr. Brett Sanders of the Board's decision including the basis of the decision and the findings of fact passed with a motion by Mr. Jeff Dingee and a second by Ms. Valory Dalton.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9. Adjournment.
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn at 9:22 pm passed with a motion by Mr. Jeff Dingee and a second by Ms. Valory Dalton.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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