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February 19, 2013

AT A GLANCE — Muskogee Board of Education 02.20.13


— At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Muskogee Board of Education:  

• Reorganized Board of Education with Muriel Saunders, president; Larry Leatherman, vice president; John Barton, clerk.

• Appointed board members to committees: Keith Biglow and Muriel Saunders, personnel; John Barton and Larry Leatherman, finance; Stacy Alexander and Muriel Saunders, curriculum.

• Recognized Early Childhood Center teacher Kayla Tracy and Alice Robertson Junior High math teacher Debbie Thompson as Certified Employees of the Month.

• Recognized Whittier Elementary para-professional Brenda Derrick and finance secretary Cindy Boydstun as Support of the Month.

• Saw a performance from the upcoming all-school musical.

• Heard a review and explanation of the Common Core Curriculum.

• Approved the CONSENT AGENDA. See Online.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Upon return from executive session, approved the following personnel items:

• Medical leave for: Cynthia Justice, kindergarten teacher, BFSA; Jamie Lee, pre-K teacher, ECC; Jessica Laymon, second grade teacher, Whittier; Kerry Hillmon, special education teacher, Grant Foreman.

• Resignation of Preston Rogers, third grade teacher, Cherokee; Michelle Pitchford, speech pathologist, ECC/Whittier; Karen Hixon, first grade teacher, Grant Foreman.

• Temporary employment, certified: Christy Lockhart, third-grade teacher, Cherokee; Cody Arnold, fifth-grade teacher, Creek.

 • Resignation of temporary extra duty of the certified staff: Academic Gifted and Talented: Preston Rogers, Cherokee; Web page designer, Preston Rogers, Cherokee.

• Extra duty employment of the certified staff: Tamra Scherer, director, Camp Bennett, $7,200. Music/Rhythm, Amy Pool, adult $20/hour; Outdoor/Recreation, Stacie Harris, adult, $20/hour; Science/Nature, Ramona McDaniel, adult, $20/hour; Arts/Crafts, Diana Lushenko, ESY, $25/hour; Music/Rhythm, Amy Pool, ESY, $25/hour; Outdoor/Recreation, Stacie Harris, ESY, $25/hour; Science/Nature, Ramona McDaniel, ESY, $25/hour; Patricia Brewster, ESY, $25/hour; Janeen Fowler,     ESY, $25/hour; Susan Garland, ESY, $25/hour; Victoria Hand, ESY, $25/hour; Hillary Lincoln, ESY, $25/hour; Jana O'Neal; ESY, $25/hour; Lisa Rogers, ESY, $25/hour.

• GIFTED & TALENTED : Samantha Fowler,     Cherokee    $1,000; Louise Raigoza, Harris-Jobe    $2,000.

• READING INTERVENTIONIST: Jeanne Coffman, Whittier, $25/hour.

• TITLE I TUTOR:  Sandra Riley, BFSA, $25/hour; Erin Crissman; Pershing, $25/hour; Kathy Howard, Pershing, $25/hour; Debra McCann, Pershing, $25/hour; Patricia Rice, Pershing, $25/hour; Katy Thomson, Pershing, $25/hour.

• WEBPAGE DESIGNER: Samantha Fowler, Cherokee, $403.

• ATHLETICS GATE WORKER: Susan Gatzman, $20/hour.

• Family medical leave of the support staff: Wendy Wallace, payroll specialist, BEST Center; Velma Baker, custodian, AR; Maria Colina, bus assistant, transportation.

• Retirement of the support staff for the 2012-2013 school year: Faye Abernathy, Indian Ed. Family/School Liaison.

• Resignation of the support staff for the 2012-2013 school year: Lindy Ford, six-hour CNS associate, AR.

• Temporary employment of the support staff: Rhonda Harder, district activity fund custodian, BEST Center.

• Employment of the support staff: Andrew Harris, technology technician, BEST Center; Rusty Sturgeon, bus driver.

• Temporary extra duty employment of the support staff for the 2012-2013 school year:

ACADEMIC CAMP BENNETT

• ASSISTANT COUNSELOR: Christina Alyea    , ESY, $15/hour; Mark Haile, ESY, $15/hour; Sherry Morgan, ESY, $15/hour; Jenny Turner, ESY, $15/hour.

• BUS ASSISTANT/ASSISTANT COUNSELOR: Canzaty Thompson, adult, $15/hour; Canzaty Thompson, ESY, $15/hour.

• BUS DRIVER: Patrick Deighan, ESY, $15/hr.

• BUS DRIVER/ASSISTANT COUNSELOR: Pam Jenkins, adult, $15/hour; Pam Jenkins, ESY, $15/hour.

CUSTODIAN: Gena Whitaker, ESY, $15/hour.

ATHLETIC GATE WORKERS: Michelle McCall, $20/hour; Prentiss McNac-Lay, $15/hour.

•  A new position for boot camp drill instructor.

ONLINE ONLY

• Minutes of Previous Meetings: Jan. 15 and Feb. 14, Special Meeting.

• Schedule of payments.

Checks to be issued in payment of January encumbrances/invoices as duly audited from the funds and in the amounts listed below and itemized in the financial reports:

AP - Checks # 20132722 to 20133239, $2,694,998.68.

PR - Checks #1300107 to 1300114, $3,172.56.

DD's - # 1354752 to 1355678, $1,602,049.08.

• Schedule of Encumbrances, numbered 21303471 to 21303970, $1,440,676.44.

• Operating & investment funds, Jan. 1-30: Operating account, $6,098,609.

• Financial report.

• Purchase Orders over $3,500.

21303462    Tiger Direct    11    $4,016.19    Computers.

21303504    Rosentein, Fist    $10,000    Legal fees.

21303591    John Michael's Music    $24,019.98    Keyboard lab.

21303592    OESC    $16,172.53     Unemployment.

21303632    Tri-State Floors    $4,875    Auditorium floor.

21303647    Catapult Learning West    $7,995    Prof development.

21303676    Tulsa Scenic    $29,987    Stage lights.

21303678    John Michael's Music    $25,796.34    Keyboard lab.

21303679    Capital Stage Equipment    $16,922.    

21303754    NSBA    $3,775    Registration.

21303789    Clark Oil    $10,000    Gas.

21303790    Clark Oil    $16,000    Diesel.

21303825    Ruth Kelly Studios    $4,000    MHS course book.

21303836    OK Health Care    $15,456.51    Medicaid billing.

21303841    OTRS    $329,145.31    Nov. TRS.

21303916    AAA Travel Agency    $6,628.75    NSBA airfare hotel.

21303919    Baptist Athletic Supply    $4,749.90    Softball supplies.

21303941    Ronnie Newton    $ 6,000    Construction svc.

21303370    Keane Construction    $11,340    Pavilion.

21303596    Murray Womble    21        $19,644    Install.

21303703    Northside Trucks    $67,318    2 CNG transits.

21303473    Tankersley    22     $7,715.31     Grocery.

21303474    Tankersley    $26,905.86     Grocery.

21303546    Tankersley    $9,641.97     Grocery.

21303547    Tankersley    $9,641.97    Grocery.

21303618    Alpha Foods    $ 5,110.80    Grocery.

21303619    Alpha Foods    $7,767.30    Grocery.

21303620    Jennie o Turkey    $5,288.86    Grocery.

21303621    Michael Foods    $4,261.65    Grocery.

21303622    Pilgrims Pride        $7,731    Grocery.

21303623    Tankersley    $7,289.06    Grocery.

21303624    JM Sucker        $6,335    Grocery.

21303671    Love Bottling    $ 4,100    Grocery.

21303672    Pierre Foods    $7,853.36    Grocery.

21303675    Tankersley    $5,885.24    Grocery.

21303796    Freshpoint OKC    $75,000    Produce.

21303799    Tankersley    $9,025.82    Grocery.

21303027    Jostens    60    $3,608.47    Diploma covers.

21303077    Century Resources    $4,000    Fundraiser items.

21303413    School Health Corp    $3,897    Drug tests.



•  Activity Fund Transfers    

            From             To

    MHS    98480    Clearing    $1,573.55.

        98760    Class of 2014    $718.34.

        98970    Innovative Ideas    $161.41.

        98700    Class of 2012    $26.

        99620    Scout Advertising    $78.04.

        98090    All School Musical    $5,720.

        98040    Asst. Supt. Instr.    $18.09.

        99030    Indian Ed    $105.51.

        99350    NASA    $79.84.

        98860    General    $ 3,845.    

Transportation    98540    Concessions    $153.01.

District        98860    General    $153.01.

RAA        99380    Parenting    $40.

        98540    Concessions    $40.

•   Bid 1303 - Sale of surplus equipment:

Vicky Barnett, $286 (highest bidders per line item, ties.

Randy Hall, $73 awarded to Mr. Hall per Ms. Barnett).

•  Policy additions/revisions.

 ECF, Advertising in district media and at district facilities.

 BCA, Organization and election of officers.