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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.

Approved all STANDING RESOLUTIONS

• 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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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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