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April 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Okarche Regular Board Meeting

Minutes
Call to order and record attendance.
Administer Oath of Office and Loyalty Oath to new board member, Jarrod Mueggenborg, elected to seat #1.
Reorganization of Board of Education. Election and appointment of officers. (President, Vice President, Clerk, Deputy Clerk and Parliamentarian)
Discussion:  Heather Nance President
Craig Baustert Clerk
Ryan McIlvain Vice President
Rob Anderson Deputy Clerk
Jarrod Mueggenborg Parl
Consideration and action on the minutes of the regular board meeting held on March 8, 2021.
Action(s):
motion to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting held on March 8, 2021. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Jarrod Mueggenborg, Passed.
Motion to approve. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Presentation by Okarche Schools student group, Agricultural Issues Team.
Discussion:  Couldn't come
Communication/Public Hearings
Administrative Reports and discussion
Elementary Principal - Chris Roby
Discussion:  State testing next week.  Track Meet May 6.  Camp Goddard May10-14 6th grade only.  Field trips coming up.  
JH/HS Principal - Lisa Munson
Discussion:  GW has done a great job with testing.  Almost done at the JH HS level.  Gone good.  Wrapping up Baseball and Softball regular seaon ends this week.  Playoffs next week.  School play May 2nd.  Cheer tryouts took place.  Band went to their first competition this past weekend.  Out of 17, 15 were superior and 2 excellence.  The judge told our band director how well they did.  They sound so great.  Mr. Harris is doing an outstanding job with them.  Prom is May 8th.  Essay contest placed 1st in State.  
Superintendent - Josh Sumrall
Discussion:  Notification from OSSAA that girls basketball were awarded distinguished academic plaque.  3.5 or higher.  Great job.  Gym floor is done with repairs.  We had cupping problems.  It was fixed at no cost.  They sealed it a little too early before, so it shouldn't do it again.  Legislative bills: house bill 2078 passed and signed by Governor.  We aren't on state aide but if you do, you go off of a 3 year high from your attendance.  It is now your previous year.  Before, the state could be paying 3 times for one student.  Senate bill 783- transfer bill.  House bill 2030 passed the Senate Ed committee.  It will require a citizenship test to graduate.  Ad Velorum and charter funding died in committee.  Senate 962 would move board elections to Nov but it died in committee too.
Financial Report
Discussion:  Mr. Sumrall showed the new board member our finacial report.  We are on pace to end the year with over 5 million.  We should end with 1.2 million in building fund.  
Consideration and action on the following consent agenda items:
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda items as read. This motion, made by Robert Anderson and seconded by Jarrod Mueggenborg, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
General Fund purchase orders - 364-403
Building Fund purchase orders -
Child Nutrition purchase orders -
Building Bond 2009 -
Building Bond 2016 -
Activity Fund report
Activity Account transfer of funds
Child Nutrition report
Any and all change orders
Update and discussion on construction projects and plans.
Discussion:  Mr. Box did a presentation of Band room and Ball fields.  
Discussion and possible action on contracting with Rick Scott Construction PC, LLC as Construction Manager for any proposed building plans.
Action(s):
Motion to hire Rick Scott Construction PC as Construction Manager for the Band and Ball field projects. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Consideration and action on student transfer requests for the 2021-2022 school year.
Action(s):
Motion to approve A, B, D, E, J student transfers for Open transfer for the 2021-2022 school year and we deny the rest. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Current transfers is 21.  Out of those, 5 are employees kids.  Next year we would have 20.  Our enrollment will go down just a bit next year.
If we set our capacity at 20 per grade and don't take transfers, we don't know if that will be ok with the state dept of ed or not.  Mr. Mueggenborg asked if there is a certain class size per teacher mandate.  Mr. Sumrall said it hasn't been enforced on the state level because of lack of funding.  We get phone calls daily wanting to transfer.  We have 18 right now.  
Discussion and vote that due to the overreaching, illegal, and unconstitutional nature of the action by the State Board of Education, the Board of Education demands that the State Board of Education meet and rescind the action of March 25, 2021 adopting a resolution to equalize funding between all public schools and charter schools and to settle the lawsuit with Oklahoma Public Charter School Association.
Action(s):
Motion to pass the resolution that demands that the State Board of Education meet and rescind the action of March 25, 2021 adopting a resolution to equalize funding between all public schools and charter schools and to settle the lawsuit with Oklahoma Public Charter School Association. This motion, made by Robert Anderson and seconded by Jarrod Mueggenborg, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Our attorney (Center for Ed Law) asked if we would be a part of this resolution.  A portion of our Ad Velorum money would follow any kids of ours who go to a charter school.
Discussion and vote to authorize the Superintendent and District’s legal counsel to pursue appropriate actions including litigation against the State Board of Education or any other appropriate entities, organizations, or persons regarding the State Board of Education’s actions of March 25, 2021.
Action(s):
Motion to not participate in the law suit at this time. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion and possible action on a plan for the district owned rent house at 310 W. Missouri concerning the leaking basement issue.
Action(s):
Motion to take bids on selling the property at 310 W Missouri as is. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Jarrod Mueggenborg, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The basement is leaking from the ground in the walls.  To fix the concrete and seal the basement is $50,000.  To change out the AC another $5,000.  We bought it for $115,000 2 years ago.  
Discussion and possible action to declare the items listed below as surplus and to have the superintendent dispose of as directed.

Items from old elementary kitchen:
Scotsman Ice Maker
Southbend Convection Oven
Southbend 6 Burner Stove 
Commercial Meat Browner
True Refrigerator
Commercial Mixer
Miscellaneous used school furniture


 
Action(s):
Motion to approve declaring the items listed below as surplus and to have the superintendent dispose of as directed. Items from old elementary kitchen: Scotsman Ice Maker Southbend Convection Oven Southbend 6 Burner Stove  Commercial Meat Browner True Refrigerator Commercial Mixer Miscellaneous used school furniture. This motion, made by Jarrod Mueggenborg and seconded by Ryan McIlvain, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
New Business
Motion to adjourn
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