Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
October 6, 2011
Deb Barker, Jason Brown, Jenni Choi, Angela Cox, Susan Davenport, Randy
Decker, Linda DeSpain, Kathleen Duncan , Meredith Exline, Stephanie Flatten,
Karen Flores, David Fraser, David Goin, Lee Ann Kuhlman, Stephanie McGuire,
Angie Mote, Anita Nash, Jayne Roberts, Lynne Rowley, Susan Parks-Schlepp,
Kim Shirley, Judy Thomas, Bret Towne, Julie Watts, Eileen West
Public Information Officer, Susan Parks-Schlepp, opened the meeting with a
welcome and a thank you for the wonderful food. She asked each council
member to introduce him/herself.
USE OF FACILITIES
Chief Financial Officer, David Fraser, reviewed the Use of Facilities by
Sanctioned Organization Policy.
Any fundraising event held outside of the school day (in a school) will require
payment of $15 per hour facility rental fee, and the organization must furnish a
Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.
The fee is not charged if the funds raised are deposited directly into the
school’s activity account or if the activity is not a fundraiser and the building is
open at the time of the event.
BOARD NOTES AND 2011 BOND ISSUE
Superintendent, Dr. David Goin, reviewed the upcoming November 8, 2011
Bond Issue election.
The district enrollment is up 650 students this year and has grown from
17,075 in 1999 to 21,995 students today.
Passage of the bond issue is extremely important so that the existing sites
can be maintained and renovated and new sites and classrooms can be built
to accommodate the growth.
When the district renovates a school building every effort is made to
maintain the architectural integrity of the structure.
A super majority of 60% is required for a bond issue to pass.
Edmond residents have passed the last 53 bond issues. If your child attends
an Edmond school you are eligible to vote in the bond election.
The district’s per pupil funding is low; therefore, it is necessary to include
technology equipment, textbooks, library/media equipment, fine arts
equipment, uniforms and child nutrition kitchen equipment in the bond issues.
Edmond’s funding is low because of the low free and reduced lunch count,
and the affluence of the community. As growth continues the area is
becoming more diverse which should mean higher funding.
The items appearing on the bond issue are determined by using the district’s
6-year plan, needs and order that has been established for items such as
The district will continue to participate in the Advanced Placement (AP)
program despite the state’s discontinuing payment of $100 for each score
above 3 on the tests. Edmond’s loss totals over $200,000. The state will
continue partial funding of the AP program.
The Power Point presentation and bond flyer have been attached to this
document for your use at upcoming meetings.
Mr. Fraser explained that the general operating budget for the school year
is $134,371,000 and 94% of that is for salaries of district personnel.
Because of student growth, 40 additional teachers have been hired. Also,
the existing employees have received a salary increase.
The $20,000,000 stimulus funding that has been in place over the last 2
years along with the district’s prudent spending has allowed the district to
emerge relatively unscathed while receiving double-digit funding cuts from
the state. Currently the state funding level is up 7% and further increases
are anticipated later in the school year.
Additional costs will be incurred when the full day Kindergarten program is
expanded to all of the elementary schools next year.
The addition of the 650 new students should result in an increase of
$3,500,000 in revenue.
Mrs. Parks-Schlepp recognized the City of Edmond for their continued
support of the schools. The City pays for 5 of the 6 Student Resource
Officers (SROs), has provided turning lanes in front of the schools, in-
pavement lighting and collaboration in building the swimming pool. The Fine
Arts Institute was recognized at the September meeting.
Randy Decker, Executive Director of Personnel, asked for volunteers to
serve on a Social Media Committee to be formed. Call Mr. Decker’s office at
340-2827 or email Judy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you
would like to serve on the committee.
Meeting Dates: Dec 8 – Cimarron Middle School
Jan 12 – Northern Hills Elementary
Feb 9 – John Ross Elementary
Mar 8 – Centennial Elementary
Apr 5 – Cross Timbers Elementary
May 10 – Central Middle School
Next Meeting: Nov 10 – North High School