The Superintendent's reports and comments included the payment to Joe D. Hall for $1,259,054 for the high school renovation project. At this point, this represents a 30 percent complete mark for the project. Also, Mr. Drury included an invoice for the technical set-up items for $145,398.11, which has been forwarded to the City of Altus to pay. These items were approved in the August meeting. Jim Atkinson has been selected as the architect for the Altus Junior High School roofing project. Those drawings should be available to the board by the Dec. meeting.
Rick Roop, Altus High School Athletic Director spoke to the board regarding the 2011 and 2012 Shortgrass Boys Basketball Tournaments. Due to lack of participating teams, the 2011 tournament will not be held. Roop is going to be speaking with area businesses to see if they can help sponsor incentive packages to bring teams here for the 2012 tournament. Help is needed in paying motel bills and helping provide meals for participating students. Roop pointed out that the teams are chaperoned and some parents also attend the tournaments. They would bring business to the motels and restaurants who would sponsor the tournament. Business sponsors would be in the program and have their names announced during the games. There are more tournaments being held by schools which have new sports complexes. The date of the 2012 tournament may need to be changed to allow Texas teams to attend. Roop will address the board on the 2012 tournament at the Dec. 13 meeting.
The board approved payment of the claims.
The consent agenda was also approved. It included: teacher and support personnel evaluators for 2010-11, the 2010-11 contract for vocational programs.
The Concurrent Enrollment policy was changed and approved. It now states that the grades earned at the college level, while still a high school student, shall be posted on the high school transcript.
There was one resignation approved for a non-certified position from Cindy Gossett. A reassignment was approved for a non-certified position for Carol Buchanan from a computer lab assistant to a cafeteria clerk.
The following substitutes were approved: Bertha Brooks, Jennifer Cole, Kristin Kirtland, Shandyll Landers, Teddie Mitchell and Kathi Price.
Substitute bus drivers Michael Rorher and Gary Usher were also approved.
Approved Time Sheet Employees included: John Downs, Kathy James, Brenda Mahan, and Dennis Ratzlaff.
Two volunteers were approved, Fernando Tapia and Brandon Ybarra.
There was no executive session.
Amanda Rigby was approved for a temporary teaching contract, and Carol Burgamy and Damaris Finch were approved for non-certified positions.
The district is required to hold public hearings each year for district financial matters. This hearing was opened and with no questions, was closed.
There was no new business and the meeting adjourned at 5:34 p.m.