SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

WAKITA BOARD OF EDUCATION

APRIL 26TH, 2011

WAKITA LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

200 S. SPRUCE, WAKITA, OKLAHOMA 73771

7:00 P.M.

 

The Wakita Board of Education met in special session on April 26th, 2011 at 7:02 p.m.

Members present were Mary Elliott, Dr. Nevaleen Joy Selmat, Jerry Biby, and Lee Roberts. Beth Hendrick was absent.

†Special Guests was Mary Pratt with OEA representing Brenda Allen, Mark Hager, and Diane Highfill. Blake Sonne with APOE representing John Arnbrecht, Sheryl Bellamy, Anetta Bushman, Linda Childress, Pamela Gilchrist, Sammie Kinsey, Melinda Lounsbury, and Chase Sissom. Larry Lewis was legal representation for the Wakita Board of Education. Staff present was Joe Baker, Michelle Baker, Richard Barr, Barbara Chance, Wendi Conrady, Debbie George, Kelley George, Mary Lou Leblo, Julie Matthew, Katrina Oldham, and Marlene Wilczeck. Several other guests were present.

President Elliott called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Selmat moved and Roberts seconded to approve 2009-2010 annual audit as presented by Buddy Carroll. Vote: 4-0 motion carried

Mr. Miller gave the opening statement for the Reduction-in-Force Hearing for Certified and Support personnel, which included a Finding of Facts that supports the reason for the Reduction-in-Force.

Mary Pratt gave a presentation on behalf of her clients.

Blake Sonne gave a presentation on behalf of his clients.

Selmat moved and Biby seconded to convene into executive session at 7:53 to discuss possible implementation of Reduction-in-Force and Findings of Facts. Vote 4-0 motion carried

Biby moved and Selmat seconded to reconvene into open session at 8:20. Executive Minutes Session statement was given by President Elliott.

Biby moved and Roberts seconded not to reemploy each teacher and each support employ because:

District enrollment decreased to sixty (60) at the beginning of this school year and at the end of this school year enrollment may decrease to less than fifty (50) students.

Due to transfer applications, district enrollment may decrease to less than forty (40) students at the beginning of the next year, primarily because of the inability to field athletic and extra-curricular activities.

Due to these decreases the district has entered into an Annexation Agreement with the Medford district, and an annexation election vote is scheduled June 14th, 2011. Vote 4-0 motion carried

Biby moved and Roberts seconded not to reemploy each employee based on the Finding of Facts. Vote 4-0 motion carried

Roberts moved and Biby seconded to adjourn at 8:34. Vote 4-0 motion carried

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

WAKITA BOARD OF EDUCATION

APRIL 26TH, 2011

WAKITA LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

200 S. SPRUCE, WAKITA, OK 73771

7:00 P.M.

 

NOTE: The Wakita Board of Education may discuss, vote to approve, vote to disapprove, or decide not to vote on any item on this agenda. The Board may also enter into executive session as state statutes permit and may vote to accept any resignation at any scheduled Board meeting.

 

Call to order

Roll call

Presentation and discuss 2009/2010 annual audit

Discuss and possible action to accept the audit as presented

Order of Procedure for Reduction-in-force Hearing for Certified and Support personnel

Opening Statement by Superintendent

Opening Statement by Certified and Support personnel

Presentation of Superintendentís evidence followed by cross-examination of witness by Certified and Support personnel

Questions by Board Members

Redirect, recross, or additional questions by Board members

Presentation by Certified and Support personnel

Cross-Examination of Support and Certified personnel

Questions by Board Members

Redirect, recross, or additional questions by Board Members

Presentation of rebuttal and surrebuttal evidence as necessary

Closing argument by Superintendent

Closing argument by Certified and Support personnel

Proposed Executive Session to discuss possible implementation of reduction-in-force and to deliberate possible Findings of Facts

†Vote to go or vote not to go into Executive Session

Vote to reconvene in Open Session

Executive Session Minutes Compliance Announcement

Vote to adopt or vote not to adopt Finding of Facts concerning Superintendentís recommendation to reduce Certified and Support Personnel

Vote to determine whether or not a financial basis exist for reduction-in-force

Vote to determine whether or not Certified and Support personnel positions should be eliminated pursuant to the adopted Finding of Facts

Vote to renew or not to renew Certified and Support personnel for the 2011-2012 school year

Vote to adjourn