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October 4, 2012

School board meets new staff

PRYOR — The Pryor School Board met on Monday Oct. 1. The meeting began with introductions of new staff: Jason Freeman, Dawn Freeman, Renee Branstetter, Jane Mason, Mary Hughes, Derek Voth and Lisa Evans.

The next agenda item was a hearing on the school district budget.

Minutes were approved for the Sept. 4 and Sept. 17 board meetings.

The board approved the treasurer’s report and encumbrances.

The school district budget for the 2012 - 2013 year was approved.

The board approved the gifted and talented plan for 2012 - 2013.

Bill Gage was named as the District Bullying Coordinator for the 2012 - 2013 school year.

Doug Mann will be the hearing officer for suspension appeals.

Fundraisers for the school year were approved. Those fundraisers are: The high school baseball team’s “hit-a-thon” a 100 inning game and a donor letter program; Lincoln Elementary: Cherry Berry fundraiser; swim team: Chili fundraiser; Special Olympics: Charity basketball game.

The board approved declaring scrap metal materials for maintenance as surplus.

The board approved a vendor application form.

The board accepted quotes for purchase of copier paper which was awarded to Contract Paper Group.

Vendors for the state student council convention were approved.

The board approved creating an activity sub-account for The Rock Wellness Center.

A contract for the Secondary Career and Technology Education Programs for the 2012-2013 was approved.

Traci Johnson was hired as assistant swimming coach for the 2012 - 2013 school year.

Melinda Marlett was hired as assistant soccer coach for the 2012 - 2013 school year.

The board directed the superintendent to take quotes for repairs to the east side of the Burdick Center for drainage issues.

The board directed the superintendent to take appropriate action concerning the legal description of Jefferson Elementary.

The board accepted quotes for vehicle insurance and other district insurance policies for the 2012 - 2013 school year. The board elected to stay with State Farm and re-quote autos as a part of the property and liability insurance quotes later in the fiscal year.

The board approved purchase of insurance for events to cover hosting the Metro Lakes Cross Country meet at the Country Fever complex.

The board approved sanctioning the Pryor Tigers Aquatic Booster Club and Pryor Tip-In Club and to accept dissolution of Pryor Baseball Incorporated pursuant to board policy.

The board approved revising the following board policies: Nondiscrimination; procedure and staff evaluation; administrative evaluations; Internet based instruction.

The board adopted the following board policies: Drug Free Workplace; activity funds; suspension and debarment compliance.

The board approved policies due to the move to the Tulsa and McREL evaluation modes for teacher and student evaluations: Evaluation and professional staff.

Superintendent Don Raleigh gave his report.

Construction staging and planning have started for the junior high school.

Construction bids for Roosevelt Elementary should go out the week of Oct. 8. The softball field has a new scoreboard.

Significant changes in child nutrition continue. In October, the elementary school has a common menu.

The high school band won the Band Day competition in Oologah.

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