The Altus Public Schools Board of Education met Monday, July 16 at 5 p.m.
Superintendent Bob Drury said that the State of the School Report will be given at the next meeting by Valerie Roberts.
The board approved the claims.
They also approved the Consent Agenda which included: Regular Board Meeting Minutes, Special Board Meeting Minutes, Special Board Meeting Minutes, monthly reports on: Treasury, Budget Expenditures, Activity Funds, Cafeteria Funds, Activity Fund Raisers for 2012-13, Gifted and Talented Expenditure Report for 2011-12, Occupational Therapy Supervision Contract for 2012-13, Rental of School Facilities, Resolution Between the Altus Public Schools and the City of Altus Approving the Renewal for Another Fiscal Year of the Terms and Conditions of the Interlocal Cooperative Agreement, Contracts for Reimbursement for the Use of Altus Schools Logo for 2012-13.
There were no new policies as of this meeting. There are several items which will need to be considered at a special meeting before the next regular meeting of the board.
The board approved the following resignations: Certified: Debra Boothe Effective 5/25/12, Cody Huckaby Effective 5/25/12, Shannah McCorkle Effective 5/25/12, Jandi McLaughlin Effective 5/25/12, Sheri Mulkey Effective 5/25/12,
Vickie Roop Effective 5/25/12, Leticia Sanchez Effective 5/25/12, and Stefan Seifried Effective 5/25/12. Non-Certified: Nancy Boone Effective 5/25/12.
There was one reassignment of District Personnel to include a change in salary, that was for Tonya Ware From: Teacher’s Aide at Will Rogers to Library Aide at Will Rogers. This change was approved.
There were no Substitutes/Time Sheet Employees/ Volunteers/Extra Duty Assignments to approve as a long list will be on the special meeting.
Employment of new hires to include Certified Personnel on a Temporary Contract: Jerry Hamersley P.E. @ Altus Intermediate School Effective 8/8/12, Andy Moser P.E. at Washington Effective 8/8/12, Jaclyn Patterson Elementary at Washington Effective 8/8/12, Traci Sanchez Elementary at Will Rogers Effective 8/8/12, and Caitlyn Southall Elementary at Sunset Effective 8/8/12.
Extra Duty Contracts for 2012-13 were approved. More coaching duties will be added later for the special meeting.
Contract Formats for the 2012-13 School Year were inadvertently skipped. They will be added to the special meeting agenda.
Salary Schedules to include hourly rates for Time Sheet Employees for the 2012-13 School Year were approved.
Each year the District must adopt the number of hours for the school year. This year the board approved adopting, for School Year 2012-2013, a school year which shall consist of not less than one thousand eighty (1,080) hours of classroom instruction. Not more than thirty (30) of the one thousand eighty (1,080) hours shall be used for professional meetings. In addition, parent-teacher conferences may be held during the school day and counted as classroom instruction for no more than six (6) of the one thousand eighty (1,080) hours per semester, for a total of twelve (12) of the one thousand eighty (1,080) hours per school year.
The board approved designating Drury, Superintendent, as Authorized Agent for P.L. 874 Program and Funds for 2012-13
They also approved Authorized Agents and Other Appointed Positions for 2012-13, designating Superintendent as Authorized Agent for Federal and State Funds and designating the Assistant Superintendent as Authorized Agent for USDA Donated Foods and other programs.
As Bob Drury explained, the district didn’t necessarily want to raise lunch prices. The audit last year determined that the school lunch price is too low compared to the Federal subsidy for the free lunch. As a consequence, the district will raise the price of the lunch 25 cents to gradually get caught up to the current reimbursement price of $2.79.
Mr Drury wished the Commons area at the High School to be concreted in as a patio, rather than be a grassy area. He also requested patio trash containers, matching pots for plants and benches for seating for the area. The board approved approximately $52,000 for the concrete work and furnishings.
The board approved the purchase of a mower for the football fields at AHS.
They also approved the agreement between Altus Public Schools and Southwest Youth Services for 2012-13. SWYS provides counseling services for students.
Mr. Drury asked the board to approve an architect for design and calling for bids for standing seam metal roofs for Washington and Roosevelt Elementary. They authorized the architect and bidding process with Mr. Atkinson developing plans and then the district can get bids. The information and design will be brought back before the board for approval.
There was no new business. The meeting adjourned at 5:27 p.m.