, Muskogee, OK

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December 12, 2012

At a glance – Muskogee Board of Education

The Muskogee Board of Education at its regular meeting took the following actions:

• Heard public comments.

• Recognition of support staff members — Creek Elementary secretary Thea Speer and Wade Bennett of the district’s custodial department.

• Recognition of certified staff members — Cherokee Elementary special education teacher Tamara Kinsey and Muskogee High School history teacher Diane Walker.

• Recognition of Jimmie Johnson Foundation Grant recipients and speech and debate tournament winners.

• Board member Muriel Saunders praised MHS Teens for Christ members for serving at Golden Corral when she visited there. She said they are donating tips to the needy.


• Minutes of Nov. 13 and 26 meetings.

• Checks for November encumbrances and invoices:  20131595 to 20132134, $2,124,087.40; 1300088 to 1300099, $3,645.45; 1352884 to 1353803, $1,680,020.51.

• Schedule of Encumbrances - Numbered 21302474 to 21303020 - $530,011.21.

• Operating & Investment Funds: Nov. 1-30 — Operating Account $ - 147,157.39; Investment Account, $0.

• Financial Report.

• Purchasing Orders:

21302476    Knex Limited Partnership    $3,519    Classroom Materials

21302482    Clark Oil    $10,000    Gasoline

21302560    Catapult Learning             $10,000    Staff Development

21302689    Office Connections             $4,199.90     Projector Bulbs

21302735    Kathy Rigney                 $4,000     Gate Cash Basketball

21302749    Tech Depot                 $9,631.65     Printers MHS

21302750    Tech Depot                 $3,965.32     DVRs MHS

21302873    SHI                     $35,700     Software M/S

21302875    Follett Software                 $11,011.85     Software Destiny

21302892    Clark Oil                 $16,000     Diesel

21302933    Junior Achievement             $28,975     Fee Character Ed

21302994    Condley Landscaping             $8,500     Landscaping Walk

21303010    Clark Oil                 $16,000     Diesel

21303018    Misty Boyd, PHD             $ 6,440     Pscyh Services

21303002    Blackwell Services             $10,000     Mowing

21302502    Tankersley                 $14,896.08     Grocery

21302599    Tankersley                 $10,750.88     Grocery

21302662    Tankersley                 $5,438.33     Grocery

21302663    Tyler Technologies             $4,700     Training W/H

21302695    Tankersley                 $12,628.82     Grocery

21302798    Tankersley                 $8,069.10     Grocery

21302992    Tankersley                 $15,910.01     Grocery

21302905    UMB Bank                $14,162.50    '10 Bond Interest

21302906    UMB Bank                $31,705    '08 Bond Interest

21302907    UMB Bank                $17,556.25    '09 Bond Interest

21302908    UMB Bank                $8,677.50    '10 Bond Interest

• Contract with Honeywell Building Solutions    $35,232 for system maintenance.

• Surplus child nutrition services equipment.


Upon return from executive session:

• $200 Christmas bonus for all staff members approved.

• New finance position of activity fund custodian/deputy treasurer approved.

• Accepted retirement of Tony Goetz Elementary music teacher John Lefler and Cherokee Elementary PE teacher Darnell Hale.

• Approved retirement of Darnell Hale as assistant MHS basketball coach.

• Approved temporary employment of Michelle Pitchford - Speech Pathologist Assistant - ECC; Melinda Chapman - Kindergarten - Pershing; Andrea Grisso - 3rd Grade - Pershing; Mark Colvin - 2nd Grade - Tony Goetz; Jessica VanVoast - Music - Tony Goetz; Paula Elsky - ACE Remediation English - MHS.

Tabled extra duty stipends for the following:

• All School Musical-Producer, Beverly Boyer, MHS, $1,100.

• Gifted and talented Annalea Stevenson, Grant Foreman, $1,334.

• Safety Patrol: Patricia Brewster, Harris-Jobe; Billie Monroe, Tony Goetz; $500 each.

• Title 1 Tutor: Joan Martin and Valerie Ragsdale, BFSA, and Marsha Newton, Pershing, $25 per hour.

• Baseball assistants: Tohrion Dillard and Aaron Hobbs, $3,000 each.

• Off Season: David Bandy, AR, $615.

• Slow-Pitch Softball: Coleman Hughes, $3,000; Slow-Pitch    Assistant    Darrell Wood, $3,000.

• Assistant Girls Tennis: Denise Webb, AR, $1,546.

• Girls Track: Erin Davis, $1,900.

• Approved Family Medical Leave, Support: Inez Lopez, Judy McDonald, Lindy Ford.

• Approved Non-completion of probation, support: Jim Farley, BFSA custodian.

• Approved employment, support: Tammy King, custodian, Creek; Sarah Walters, six-hour CNS associate, Tony Goetz; Michelle McCall, registrar, MHS; Shelly Sinnett, finance secretary, MHS; Kelly Robinson, bus driver.

• Approved temporary support employment of Sterling Spinks, school’s out assistant caregiver, Pershing.

• Approved family medical leave for Jamie Speligene, child nutrition services director.

• Approved employment of nutrition education coordinator Karah Lehman.

• Approved resignation of ECC assistant Delores Wright and Whittier custodian Doug Simmons.

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