Christian Fairchild presenting the OSSAA Choir Sweepstakes plaque to Dr. Haught of AHS
The Altus Public School Board met on Monday, May 14 at 5 p.m. in the Board Conference Room. All members were present.
Superintendent Drury’s comments included the following: The Pay Requests for HS Renovation and New Construction from Joe D. Hall for $149,997.40 and for BWA for $3,146.99.
Jackson County Memorial Hospital donated a whirlpool tub to the to Altus High School Athletic Program. AHS expresses their appreciation.
One hundred and four Altus Air Force Base volunteers were test proctors for state testing at AHS. Their total volunteer hours were 371. The board thanks Dr. June Knight, Col. Pescia and the AAFB volunteers for their services.
Patti Ray played an excerpt of “Highland Mary” sung by the Sweepstakes Winning AHS Choir and Christian Fairchild presented a plaque to Dr. Mark Haught for this honor.
Megan Blonien, four-time State 5A Golf Champion was honored. This is the second time in 82 years that an Oklahoma high school student has excelled in golf to this degree. She’s a straight-A student and will be going to OSU.
The board approved the claims.
The Consent Agenda was approved. It included: the Regular Board Meeting Minutes; Monthly Reports regarding status of: the Treasury, Budget Expenditures, Activity Funds, Cafeteria Funds, a Board Resolution to honor 2012 District Teacher of the Year; Rental of School Facilities; Land Leases; Renewal of Annual Agreement with Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services; Activity Fund Raisers; Approval of Student Transfers; and Approval of Revised Job Descriptions.
The board voted to Approve a revised Policy – 700.341. This was just a renumbering to prevent duplication on the Student Drug Testing policy.
They approved the following retirements and resignations: Retirements: Certified - Nelda Norcross. Non-Certified - Kathe Crawford, Dorothy Pittman, and Roberta Webster. Resignations: Certified - Deanna Dennis, Derek Dennis, Jack Diltz, Stephanie Huckaby, Amanda McClain, and Tina Thomas. Non-Certified - Carol Buchanan, Sammie Butler, Damaris Finch, Christina Gildon, Andy Moser, Karen Redelsperger, Esmeralda Santos, Amber Schmitt, Jane Veirs, and Debbie Vogt.
They also approved the reassignment of District Personnel to include a change in salary for one non-certified position, for
The Board approved the list of the Proposed Substitutes/Time Sheet Employees/Volunteers/ Extra Duty Assignments
Substitutes: none. Time Sheet: Jenny Braziel, Carol Burgamy, Sandra Estraca, Kara McBrayer, Lupe Plata, and Melissa Wilkins. Volunteers: Jenna Bass, Carly Cox, Angela Guzman, Hannah McGurk, Jessica Ortiz, Savannah Phillips, Mikendell Reuter, Evan Tims, Brooklinn Trevino, and Sidney Worrell. Summer Maintenance: Robert Bostic, Chase Cryer, Bert Fowble and Michael Snyder.
There was no executive session.
The board approved employment of new hires to include Certified Personnel and/or Non-Certified Personnel on a Temporary Contract Certified - Brandon Benson, Destiny Cummins, Mark Dabelstein, Christy Dykens , Danielle Jones , Jaime Reyna, Crystal Roberts, and Jo Gayle Walker. Non-Certified -Tami Butler, and Kathe Crawford.
The board approved the 2012-13 contracts for Certified Career Staff, Certified Staff to be Hired on a 2nd Year Temporary Contract, Other Staff on a temporary contract and contracts for Support Staff. The lists of these employees were not available at press time.
They approved the Auditing Firm to Conduct the FY 2012 Audit. This same firm has done the audit for several years. This year they have a $500 increase in auditing costs.
The board approved the Extended School Year Personnel and Budget, the Summer School Personnel, the Cafeteria Summer Program and Workers, the Driver’s Education Summer Program Personnel, the Summer Pride Strength and Conditioning Program and Personnel.
The board approved the design of and calling for bids for the removal and replacement of the floor in the AJH West Gym
They approved the TalentEd Perform TLE Edition and TalentEd Perform Quick Start Training for FY2013.
The board approved declaring school equipment, materials and supplies as surplus to be sold at a public auction.
There was no new business and the meeting was adjourned at 5:36 p.m.