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Okmulgee's Football Linebacker Coach Scott Patton is painting the town, well actually the seats at historic Harmon Field, in time for the football season.

Coach Patton painted new white markers, which will be numbered, so the Bulldog fans can find their assigned seats easily. He can readily tell you how many sections and rows he painted, just ask him.

The Okmulgee News Network congratulates Coach Patton on the good job he has done for Okmulgee's Harmon Field.

Go Bulldogs!!

Published in Okmulgee in the News
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:54

Okmulgee School Board meeting tonight

The Okmulgee Board of Education will hold a special meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in the administration building at 316 E. 8th Street in Okmulgee.  The agenda is as follows:

AGENDA

1.    Roll Call and Declaration of Quorum      

2.    Consent Agenda – Items recommended for approval by a single motion.

At the request of any Board Member, any item herein listed may be removed from the consent agenda for discussion or vote as a single issue.

A.    Consideration of the minutes of the June 11, 2013, Regular Meeting, and the June 19, 2013, Special Meeting.

B.    Consideration of monthly encumbrances /expenditures as listed:    
1.    General Fund (F11);
    Purchase Orders:   
        FY 13:  # 843-877  
            FY 14:  # 1-133
    Payroll:
        FY 13:  #50281
             FY 14:  # 50000- 50189
    Change Orders:   as listed

2.    Building Fund (F21);
    Purchase Orders:  
        FY 13:  # 53
             FY 14: # 1-32
    Payroll:   None
    Change Orders:   as listed

3.    Child Nutrition Fund (F22);
    Purchase Orders:
        FY 13:  None
             FY 14: # 1-38
    Payroll:   
        FY 13:  None
             FY 14: # 50000-50016
    Change Orders:   as listed
 

4.    Bond Fund (F31);
    Purchase Orders:   None
    Payroll:   None
    Change Orders:   None

5.    Bond Fund (F32);
    Purchase Orders:   None
    Payroll:   None
    Change Orders:   None

6.    Sinking Fund (F41);
    Purchase Orders:
        FY 13:  None
             FY 14: #1-4
    Payroll:   None
    Change Orders:  None

C.    Consideration of School Rental Requests as listed:

RENTAL SITE    ORGANIZATION    DATE
        
    NONE    
        
D.     Vote to approve/disapprove Fundraiser Request(s) as listed:

FUNDRAISER    ORGANIZATION    DATE
    NONE    
        
E.    Consideration and vote to declare as surplus / junk, an old intercom system recently removed from the Middle School.

F.    Board to consider and take action on a motion approving the renewal of the sublease of District-wide renovations and improvements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 as required under the provisions of the Sublease Agreement dated August 1, 2011 between the District and Okmulgee County Educational Facilities Authority.

G.    Board to consider and take action on a motion approving the renewal of the lease-purchase agreement for FY14 for the construction of a Track & Field Dressing Facility  as required under the provisions of the Lease-Purchase  Agreement approved by the Board on May 31, 2013 between the District and Citizens Security Bank of Okmulgee.

3.    REPORTS:

A.    Superintendent’s Report -– Tod Williams
B.    Special Ed Report  -– Margie Bemis

4.    Petition to Opine – Input from the Public:

Input or comments on matters that would violate individual rights or confidentiality requirements are prohibited.  Individuals will be limited to 3 minutes and must sign up prior to the start of the meeting.  There will be no comment or response from the Board.

5.    Action Agenda – Individual items for discussion, consideration, and possible vote:

The Board may choose to take action on any item listed, including:  motion to approve; motion to not approve; make a specific motion; take no action; table an item; or concur no action required,  Members may second a motion, cast a vote, or abstain.

A.    Discussion, consideration, and vote regarding Band Director’s proposal for an out-of-state Band Competition for FY14.

B.    Discussion, consideration, and vote regarding Band Director’s proposal for supplemental Color Guard trainer for FY14.

C.    Discussion, consideration and vote regarding recommendation on changes to Administrative contracts for FY14 vis-à-vis a Board requested COLA.

D.    Discussion, consideration and possible vote regarding updates to Board Policy #5004 – Employment Procedures for Certified and Support Staff.  

E.    Discussion, consideration and possible vote regarding updates to Board Policy #5006 - Supervision.  

F.    Discussion, consideration and possible vote regarding updates to Board Policy #6011 – Purchasing.  

G.    Discussion, consideration, and vote regarding a loan agreement for Food Services between Child Nutrition Fund and General Fund for FY14.

6.    Discussion, consideration and vote to go into executive session, pursuant to OKLA. STAT. tit. 25 § 307(B)(1), (B)(2), & (B)(7) (Supp. 2002) to discuss:
                                                                        
A.    Resignations/Retirement/Leave of Absence of the following staff:

•    Amy Redding – resignation
•    Starla Thomas – resignation
•    Candis Goodnight - resignation
•    Any at hand upon consideration of this item

B.    Employment of certified or support staff:

•    Kevin Gordaon – Extra Duty ($3000.00) (half FY13 / half FY14)
•    Donna Hammon – Extra Duty FY14
•    Tiffany Ramer – Certified on temporary contract
•    Sherrie Callahan – Certified on temporary contract
•    Carla Griffin – Support Staff (cook)
•    Glendora Dye – Support Staff (cook)

C.    Discussion regarding employment negotiations for administrative staff and administrative contracts for FY14

7.    Vote to acknowledge return to Open Session.    
                                    
8.    Board Clerk statement of compliance with the record keeping requirements of executive session.

9.    Consideration and possible vote regarding:
                                                                                   
A.    Resignations/Retirement/Leave of Absence of the following staff:

•    Amy Redding – resignation
•    Starla Thomas – resignation
•    Candis Goodnight - resignation
•    Any at hand upon consideration of this item

B.    Employment of certified or support staff:

•    Kevin Gordaon – Extra Duty ($3000.00) (half FY13 / half FY14)
•    Donna Hammon – Extra Duty FY14
•    Tiffany Ramer – Certified on temporary contract
•    Sherrie Callahan – Certified on temporary contract
•    Carla Griffin – Support Staff (cook)
•    Glendora Dye – Support Staff (cook)

C.    Discussion, consideration and vote regarding recommendation on changes to Administrative contracts for FY14 vis-à-vis a Board requested COLA.

10.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.    ADJOURNMENT                                                   

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held today on the Harmon Track and Field renovation project.   Okmulgee Public Schools superintendent Tod Williams welcomed the members of the Okmulgee School Board, members of the Okmulgee Education Foundation and other community leaders.  

Okmulgee School Board president, Mark Tuggle praised the Okmulgee Education Foundation for continuing their partnership with the schools and endorsing the emphasis on academics, athletic and attitude.  

Rod Wiemer, school board member and Mr. Williams updated those present on the ongoing projects in the school district, including the adoption of the “Bulldog Academy” format for Okmulgee High School.  The science labs and art room renovation are nearing completion at that site as well.  The breezeway connecting the buildings at Okmulgee Primary is complete along with a new asphalted parking lot.  Work will begin soon on the expansion of the Library at Okmulgee Middle School to be followed by a new roof at that site.  

Okmulgee Elementary and Brock Gymnasium have ongoing security updates in process.  All buses in the district have radios for direct communication with all school sites.

Today’s groundbreaking kicks off renovations at historic Harmon Stadium.  The new track field house construction is underway.  Over the next few weeks, the existing track will be removed and a curbed 8 lane track will be constructed.  

The existing grass football field will be removed and after installation of drainage and underlayment, a synthetic turf will be installed.  This new surface will allow for the field to be used for vast variety of events including marching band practices and competitions, Okmulgee Junior Football League, it will be marked for soccer use and will be usable for events like Relay for Life and Special Olympics.

Harmon Stadium will be the practice and game facility that will be the home of the Okmulgee Bulldog football programs for grades 6-12.  The field is scheduled to be complete and ready for play of the Okmulgee Bulldog’s home opening game on September 6, 2013.

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