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AGENDA Tulsa Public Schools

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									                                                     AGENDA

                  Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School
                  District Number One, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Tuesday, January 17,
                  2012, at 6:30 PM, in the Cheryl Selman Room, Ground Floor Level, at
                  the Charles C. Mason Education Service Center, 3027 South New
                  Haven Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

                  With the exception of item A-1, the Board of Education reserves the
                  right to take up any agenda item in any order regardless of how items
                  are listed.


                  This is an open, public meeting held in accordance with the Open Meeting Laws of
                  the State of Oklahoma. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the business of the
                  School District. As the elected representatives of the School District voters and
                  school patrons, the School Board members will be making decisions concerning the
                  operation of the School District. Persons desiring to address the Board concerning
                  items not on the agenda must submit a written request form, available from the Clerk
                  of the School Board, at least seven days prior to each meeting. Statements to the
                  School Board by members of the public are limited to five minutes each.




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   A.      OPENING EXERCISES

           A-1.       Call to order and confirm that a quorum of the Board is present.
           A-2.       Flag salute led by the Webster High School JROTC under the direction of
                      Lieutenant Colonel George Giffin.
           A-3.       Remind those wishing to address the Board, sign with the clerk -- 5-minute
                      limit.
           A-4.       Motion and vote to adopt the Agenda.


   B.      RECOGNITION OF VISITORS


   C.      SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS/AWARDS/RESOLUTIONS

           C-1.       Superintendent's special presentations and awards.

   D.      Approve minutes of previous meeting of the Board of Education.
                           Regular Meeting
                           December 19, 2011
                           January 3, 2012

   E.       CONSENT AGENDA - Motion and vote on recommendation.


   F.       ACTION AGENDA - Motion and vote on each recommendation.


   G.       INFORMATION AGENDA




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   H.       STAFF REPORTS


   I.       BOARD MEMBER REPORTS/CONCERNS


   J.       CITIZENS' COMMENTS


   K.       SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS


   L.       OTHER NON-ROUTINE ITEMS REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

             L-1.     Receive the Superintendent's written recommendation for the dismissal of
                      LaKeisha Stephens from the Tulsa School District and vote on motion to set a
                      hearing date, time and place to take action on said recommendation and to
                      authorize the Clerk of the Board of Education to notify LaKeisha Stephens of
                      the hearing date, time and place. If relevant the Board will consider and vote
                      to accept any employee resignation that has been submitted since the last
                      Board of Education meeting.

             L-2.     Motion and vote on motion to enter into a resignation agreement with Thomas
                      Dingle and to authorize execution of the agreement by the Board President
                      and Board Clerk.

             L-3.     Motion and vote on motion to enter into a resignation agreement with
                      Jonathan Wheeler and to authorize execution of the agreement by the Board
                      President and Board Clerk.


   M.       NEW BUSINESS

            Consideration and possible action on any matter which could not have been
            reasonably foreseen prior to the legal time deadline for posting of the agenda for this
            meeting.

   N.       ANNOUNCEMENTS

            The next regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be held on
            Monday, February 6, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cheryl Selman Room, at the Education
            Service Center, 3027 South New Haven Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

   O.       MOTION AND VOTE TO ADJOURN




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   E.      CONSENT AGENDA - Motion and vote on recommendations
           Note: With the exception of student trips and routine staffing items, Consent items
           appeared on the previous regular meeting’s Agenda as Information Agenda items
           unless otherwise indicated.

           ITEMS LISTED BELOW SUBMITTED BY ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT FOR
           SECONDARY SCHOOLS, MR. KEVIN BURR

           E-1.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Tulsa Promenade Mall for
                      the high school recruitment fair on Saturday, January 28, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $225 will be paid from the
                      General Fund, 11-0000-2340-50-4400-000-000000-000-16-077.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District

                      RATIONALE: The high school fair will be an opportunity to introduce the
                      public to the choices the District's nine high schools have to offer for college
                      and career readiness. The event will allow Tulsa area families to obtain
                      information about programs and will serve as an excellent opportunity to
                      recruit students from the Tulsa metro community and surrounding districts.

           E-2.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with the Doubletree Hotel to
                      provide the senior breakfast for Edison High School seniors, May 24, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $7,800 will be paid from
                      Edison's school activity fund #866.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: The senior breakfast is an annual event for graduating seniors
                      and their parents to celebrate the completion of 12 years in school. This has
                      been a tradition at Edison since 2000.




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           E-3.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with the Mayo Hotel to provide
                      a room for Edison's senior prom on April 6, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $6,500 will be paid from
                      Edison's school activity fund #876.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: Edison's prom is an annual event for the senior class. It is
                      intended to promote a sense of togetherness.
           E-4.       RECOMMENDATION: Approve Central High School's jazz combo to travel
                      to Kansas City, Kansas, to participate in the Kansas City Jazz Summit, April
                      26-28, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $3,500 will be paid from
                      Central's school activity account #627.

                      RATIONALE: Jazz band members will be allowed to interact with
                      professional musicians and be critiqued on their performance with an
                      opportunity to improve their skills as musicians.

           E-5.       RECOMMENDATION: Approve Edison varsity pom to travel to Orlando,
                      Florida, to compete in the National Dance Team Championship, February 1-
                      6, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District. The total cost of
                      $20,000 will be paid by the Edison Booster Club.

                      RATIONALE: Students will be given an opportunity to compete at the
                      national level; this will be Edison's sixth year to compete in the nationals.

           E-6.       RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Memorial cheer squad to travel to
                      Orlando, Florida, to compete in the National Cheer Competition, February
                      10-14, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District. The total cost not to
                      exceed $10,000 will be paid by the Memorial Booster Club.

                      RATIONALE: Students will be given an opportunity to compete at the
                      national level.




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           E-7.       RECOMMENDATION: Approve Washington High School's pom squad to
                      travel to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the Universal Dance Association
                      Competition at Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, February 2-6, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District. The total cost not to
                      exceed $18,562.10 will be paid by the Washington Pom Booster Club.

                      RATIONALE: Students will be given an opportunity to compete at the
                      national level.

           E-8.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Director's Choice Tour and
                      Travel to provide transportation, etc. for Washington's choir field trip to the
                      Lonestar Showcase of Music Festival, Dallas, Texas, April 20-21, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $25,000 will be paid from
                      Washington's school activity fund #901.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: The trip will provide students the opportunity to compete in the
                      Lonestar Showcase of Music Choir Festival with the possibility of receiving
                      scholarships.

           ITEMS LISTED BELOW SUBMITTED BY ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR
           CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION/SPECIAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT
           SERVICES, MS. VERNA RUFFIN

           E-9.       RECOMMENDATION: Amend the contract with Citizen CPR through the
                      American Heart Association approved on the July 5, 2011, Agenda, item E-
                      9, to provide CPR/First Aid training for paraprofessionals and special
                      education teachers to increase the cost for training from $20 per person to
                      $22 per person.

                      COST AND FUNDING: The is no additional cost to the District. The original
                      agenda item was approved in the amount of $10,000 to be paid from the
                      Medicare Resources Federal Fund, 2-11-6980-50-2132-3200-239-0000-
                      000-05-066.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorney for the District prepare the
                      appropriate amended contract and proper officers of the Board of Education
                      be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: After this item was approved, the District was notified by
                      Citizen's CPR that the cost per person had increased to $22.




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           ITEMS LISTED BELOW SUBMITTED BY CHIEF OF STAFF, MS. AMY
           POLONCHEK

           E-10.      RECOMMENDATION: Approve routine staffing items.

                      RATIONALE: These routine personnel actions implement the various
                      human capital plans and priorities authorized by the Board of Education for
                      2011-2012.

                      Recommendations submitted by Chief Information and Operations
                      Officer, Mr. Ben Stout

           E-11.      RECOMMENDATION: Amend the contract with Otis Elevator, Tulsa,
                      Oklahoma, to provide maintenance services on the freight elevator at the
                      District's Education Service Center.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $1,383.87 will be paid from
                      the Building Fund, 2-210000-50-2620-504500-000-000000-000-03-025.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11211354

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: When the contract was initiated, the freight elevator was
                      covered under warranty. This amendment covers the time period following
                      the expiration of the warranty through the end of the current fiscal year,
                      August 11, 2011, through June 30, 2012. The original contract was
                      approved on the June 20, 2011, Agenda, page 20.




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           ITEMS LISTED BELOW SUBMITTED BY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, MRS.
           TRISH WILLIAMS

           E-12.      RECOMMENDATION: Approve the District Improvement                   Plan   for
                      submission to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      RATIONALE: Districts are designated as in need of improvement when they
                      do not make adequately yearly progress across all grade spans
                      (elementary, middle, and high) in reading, math, attendance or graduation
                      rates for two consecutive years. Tulsa Public Schools has been identified as
                      a District in need of improvement in the area of reading. The No Child Left
                      Behind Act of 2001 requires the District to create a two-year plan to address
                      the area in need of improvement. The District is in year two of the District
                      Improvement Plan; the plan has been updated to include 2010-2011 testing,
                      demographic, professional development, and parent involvement data.

           E-13.      RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Kim Collier of Educational
                      Consulting Services for the 2011-2012 school year for technical assistance
                      and professional development activities to the administration and faculty of
                      Jones Elementary School.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $1,600 will be paid from the
                      Title 1 Grant Fund, 11-5118-2213-50-3200-494-000000-000-05-245-5118.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11211111

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District prepare the
                      appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of Education be
                      authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the School District.

                      RATIONALE: Kim Collier will provide technical assistance and training to
                      administration and faculty at Jones Elementary School through awareness
                      training, implementation strategies, and continuous improvement design.
                      She will also provide professional development activities to administration
                      and faculty at the site throughout the school year to improve teaching and
                      learning skills.




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           E-14.      RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Kim Collier of Educational
                      Consulting Services for the period of January 27, 2012, through April 27,
                      2012, to provide technical assistance and professional development
                      activities to the administration and faculty of Robertson Elementary School.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $3,200 will be paid from the
                      Title I Grant Fund, 11-5118-2213-503200-494-0000-000-05-395-5118.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11210981

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District prepare the
                      appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of Education be
                      authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the School District.

                      RATIONALE: Kim Collier will provide technical assistance and training to
                      administration and faculty at Robertson through She will also provide
                      professional development activities to administration and faculty at the site
                      throughout the school year to improve teaching and learning skills.

           E-15.      RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the sale of the Fulton Teaching and
                      Learning site to Town & Country School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the purchase
                      price of $1,500,000.

                      RATIONALE: This property was declared surplus on the October 17, 2011,
                      Agenda, item E-10, and placed for sale in accordance with surplus sale
                      procedures set forth in OKLA.STAT., Title 70, Section 5-17(11) and Board
                      Policy 5402.

           E-16.      RECOMMENDATION: Motion and vote to reject any and all bids for the
                      purchase of the Pershing and Chouteau Elementary school sites.

                      RATIONALE: This action will allow the District to enter into negotiations with
                      the bidders and other prospective buyers.




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           E-17.      RECOMMENDATION: Extend Amendment 2 with Tyler Technologies, Inc.,
                      approved on October 3, 2011, for dedicated project management services
                      for the period of April 1, 2012, to July 31, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: The total amount not to exceed $60,000 will be
                      charged to the Classroom Bond Fund, 1-36-3801-2511-507330-000-0000-
                      000-12-XXX-3801.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate amendment and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the amendment on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: The implementation date for the Human Capital system has
                      been set for April 1, 2012. It is necessary to extend the project management
                      services to July 31, 2012, in order to ensure adequate services for the
                      implementation and fiscal year end on June 30, 2012.




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   F.      ACTION AGENDA - Motion and vote on each recommendation
           ITEMS LISTED BELOW              SUBMITTED      BY    DEPUTY      SUPERINTENDENT,
           MILLARD HOUSE, II

           F-1.       RECOMMENDATION: Relocate Eisenhower International School to the
                      Nimitz building for the 2013-2014 school year.

                      RATIONALE: The relocation of Eisenhower to Nimitz will allow for an
                      increase in the number of students served and in the number of
                      opportunities offered.

           F-2.       RECOMMENDATION: Approve a three-year charter school contract, which
                      includes the lease agreement, transportation agreement, and food services
                      agreement that are attached to and made a part of the contract, with KIPP
                      Tulsa Academy College Preparatory, Inc. to operate as a charter school for
                      grades five through eight during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015
                      school years.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District approve the
                      appropriate charter contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: KIPP was established as an academically intensive college
                      preparatory, upper elementary and middle school. The school can serve up
                      to 360 students. Continued implementation of KIPP Tulsa Academy College
                      Preparatory, Inc. will allow students and their families an opportunity to
                      attain academic success.




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           F-3.       RECOMMENDATION: Approve the application for charter school
                      sponsorship submitted by Lighthouse Academies of Tulsa, Inc., subject to a
                      mutually agreeable and fully executed charter school contract between the
                      parties.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District prepare
                      and approve the appropriate charter contract and the proper officers of the
                      Board of Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the
                      District.

                      RATIONALE: Lighthouse Academies will engage students by infusing the
                      arts into all areas of the curriculum and by building a strong school culture.
                      Students are more likely to achieve at high levels when they care deeply
                      about what they are doing, when they see the academics connect to their
                      own lives, and when they feel emotionally and physically safe to take risks
                      and learn. Within this context, Lighthouse Academies will use a combination
                      of researched curricula and instructional practices to help students master
                      Oklahoma's Priority Academic Student Skills and the Common Core State
                      Standards for Mathematics, English Language Arts, Literacy in
                      History/Social Studies and Science.




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   G.      INFORMATION AGENDA

           ITEMS LISTED BELOW SUBMITTED BY ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT FOR
           SECONDARY SCHOOLS, MR. KEVIN BURR

           G-1.       RECOMMENDATION: Approve all high schools to require school uniforms
                      beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      RATIONALE: High school principals, teachers, parents and students
                      collaborated to address the challenges of improving school climate and
                      reducing suspension rates. Tulsa Public Schools high school educators
                      believe that student uniforms offer the opportunity to enhance positive
                      student interaction and diminish the importance of attire that often
                      negatively affects teen behavior. A district-wide high school uniform policy
                      will send a strong message to the students and parents that high
                      expectations pervade every aspect of the high school experience. Research
                      indicates that parents will find that uniforms in comparison to trendy
                      fashions are actually cheaper. Schools will identify available vendors to offer
                      parent options, which may vary in cost. Student Activity Fund soft drink
                      accounts, PTSA fundraising, school partners, donations and resale projects
                      are possible resources to provide assistance to families who need financial
                      support. Principals informed parents and students by providing handouts at
                      parent conferences, established parent and teacher committees, conducted
                      presentations at PTA meetings, provided an opportunity for student input,
                      and are in the process of planning a uniform fashion show for the students.
                      As students and their families choose to attend their home schools or
                      application schools, their pride, commitment and identification with these
                      schools will be expressed daily by their school uniform dress. Attire is a
                      critical piece of all teens' identity. The uniform requirement will contribute to
                      the efforts to provide a quality educational experience every day for every
                      high school student A uniform requirement also removes distractions to
                      quality learning experiences with inappropriate dress. A district-wide high
                      school uniform policy is a proactive strategy to provide continuous
                      improvement, which focuses on individual dignity, self-worth, and shared
                      responsibility. Each high school formed an action committee of stakeholders
                      who developed individual uniform designs and policies within the guidelines
                      the Tulsa Public Schools dress policy. All nine traditional sites as well as
                      TRAICE and Tulsa Met High School will dress in school uniforms.
                      Traditional school site colors and spirit shirts are included for uniform
                      options. As required by Board policy, all high schools have completed the
                      Board's expectation to solicit, receive and include input from all
                      stakeholders at each individual school regarding this recommendation.




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           G-2.       RECOMMENDATION: Purchase of six mobile computer labs; each
                      consisting of 30 notebooks, 30 optical mice, 2 wireless access points and a
                      mobile cart for Hale High School as approved by the School Improvement
                      Grant.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $102,000 will be paid from
                      the School Improvement Grant, 11-5370-1000-50-6530-494-000000-000-
                      05-715-7370.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11205163, 11205164, and 11205165

                      RATIONALE: The mobile computer labs will be utilized within the English
                      and Math departments for students use in research, remediation and on-line
                      assessments.

           G-3.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of
                      Fame to provide a room and catering for Washington's senior dinner dance,
                      May 19, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $7,000 will be paid from
                      Washington's school activity fund #876.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: Washington's senior dinner dances are an annual event for
                      the senior class. It is intended to promote a sense of togetherness, while still
                      being fun, right before graduation.




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           ITEMS LISTED BELOW SUBMITTED BY CHIEF OF STAFF, MS. AMY
           POLONCHEK

           G-4.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a service agreement with School Connect
                      to provide a mobile application for Apple and Android devices.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate agreement and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the agreement on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This application will give the District the ability to
                      communicate important messages to parents via text messages as well as
                      phone messaging the system that is currently used.

           G-5.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Hannibal B. Johnson to
                      provide consultation and professional development for support staff,
                      February 17 through March 31, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $7,000 will be paid from the
                      Professional Development Fund, 11-3110-2213-503200-271-000000-000-
                      04-041.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11211513

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review the
                      contract and the proper officers of the Board of Education be authorized to
                      execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: The District commitment to closing the achievement gap
                      requires improved cultural competence by staff at all levels. This support
                      staff training will emphasize shared humanity, the dignity and value of all
                      people, and enhance connections and expectations.




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           G-6.       RECOMMENDATION: Renew the contract with the Value Added Research
                      Center/Wisconsin Center to provide Education Research for value-added
                      data analysis. The term of the renewal shall run through December 31,
                      2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $202,681 will be paid from
                      the Gates Accelerator Grant Fund, 11-0843-2340-503200-100-000000-05-
                      086-0843.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11211657

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the contract and that the proper officers of the Board of Education
                      be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: With research and evidence suggesting that educator
                      effectiveness is the single largest impact on student achievement, Tulsa
                      began a strategic initiative to improve the quality of educators in the District.
                      This process includes having strategic measures of effectiveness such as
                      value-added analysis, professional development to understand the
                      information provided within that analysis, and a focus on improvement.
                      Senate Bill 2033 will require all districts in the state to create a new
                      evaluation system for teachers and principals, which must include academic
                      growth measures at a minimum of 35 percent and other quantitative
                      measures up to 15 percent. With the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates
                      Foundation, community and partner support, Tulsa is leading the state in
                      evolving teacher and principal evaluations to include quantitative measures
                      and is seeking a provider of value-added analysis services to measure
                      educator effectiveness, identify strengths of teachers and leaders, recognize
                      and plan to overcome challenges, improve student outcomes and create
                      greater opportunities for our students to succeed in school, in college and in
                      their careers.

           G-7.       RECOMMENDATION: Revise School Board Policy 8102, Naming Schools
                      and Facilities.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      RATIONALE: The revision of this policy is to provide additional guidance
                      and to ensure consistent processes for naming schools and District
                      facilities. (Regulation 8102-R is attached as supporting documentation only.)




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                      Recommendations submitted by Chief Information and Operations
                      Officer, Mr. Ben Stout

           G-8.       RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with AT&T, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
                      for telecommunication services for Centrex, DID, PRI, and basic voice
                      services as specified for FY 2012-2013.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $250,000 will be paid in FY
                      2013 from the General Fund, 11-0000-2620-505320-000-000000-000-02-
                      057 as soon as the FY 2012-2013 budget is approved.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: To be determined. This is an E-Rate item.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: These services represent the basic inbound and outbound
                      telephone services used by the District. If approved, E-Rate funding will help
                      offset these expenses at a discount of approximately 85 percent.

           G-9.       RECOMMENDATION: Renew the contract with Presidio Corporation,
                      Greenbelt, Maryland, for Uninterruptible Power Supply (APC-UPS)
                      maintenance on certain of the District's E-Rate eligible core APC-UPS
                      systems for FY 2012-2013.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $5,265.92 will be paid from
                      the General Fund, 11-0000-2580-504320-000-000000-000-02-057.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: To be determined. This is an E-Rate item.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This will provide the District with maintenance for all core E-
                      Rate eligible APC-UPS hardware not currently under warranty. A
                      maintenance contract provides the best method for providing break fix and
                      troubleshooting resolutions on these critical systems. If approved, E-Rate
                      will provide discounts of approximately 85 percent.




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           G-10. RECOMMENDATION: Renew the contract with Presidio Corporation,
                 Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Aruba wireless controller maintenance for FY
                 2012-2013.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $6,998.16 will be paid from
                      the General Fund, 11-0000-2580-504320-000-000000-000-02-057.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: To be determined. This is an E-Rate item.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This Aruba wireless controller provides authentication and
                      control of wireless access devices. If approved, E-Rate will provide
                      discounts of approximately 85 percent.

           G-11. RECOMMENDATION: Renew the contract exercising the second and final
                 renewal option with Sprint for BlackBerry services for FY 2012-2013.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $80,000 will be paid from
                      the General Fund, 11-0000-2580-505340-000-000000-000-XX-XXX.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: To be determined. This is an E-Rate item.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: Blackberry wireless communication devices are used to
                      access email, contact and dispatch, as well as, to provide instant two-way
                      radio contact capabilities to critical personnel. Utilizing one vendor for these
                      services leverages volume and ensures excellent pricing and a standard
                      quality product, as well as, more efficient administration of services. E-Rate
                      contracts must be fully executed by March for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. E-
                      Rate funding will help offset these expenses at a discount of approximately
                      85 percent.




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           G-12. RECOMMENDATION: Renew the contract, exercising the second and final
                 renewal option, with Sprint for cellular phone services as specified for FY
                 2012-2013.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $85,000 will be paid from
                      the General Fund, 11-0000-2580-505340-000-000000-000-XX-XXX.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: To be determined. This is an E-Rate item.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: The service allows for immediate contact of supervisors and
                      select employees, enhancing the District's ability to quickly address many
                      issues, including safety issues. Utilizing one vendor for these services
                      leverages volume and ensures excellent pricing and a standard quality
                      product as well as more efficient administration of services. E-Rate
                      contracts must be fully executed by March for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. E-
                      Rate funding will help offset these expenses at a discount of approximately
                      85 percent.

           G-13. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a services agreement with TEKsystems,
                 Hanover, Maryland, for the period of January 30, 2012, through June 30,
                 2012. TEKsystems will provide PC technician resources, as specified, for
                 use as needed by Information Systems Services (ISS).

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $51,920 will be paid from
                      the General Fund, 11-0000-2580-503400-000-000000-000-02-028.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11211498

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate agreement and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the agreement on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: Two PC technician positions are currently vacant and this
                      agreement provides for two full time PC technicians through June 30, 2012.
                      The intention is to fill the vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-2013. With the
                      increasing emphasis on utilization of technology in the classroom, it is
                      increasingly important that ISS be fully staffed to provide timely support to
                      teachers and staff.




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           ITEMS LISTED BELOW SUBMITTED BY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, MRS.
           TRISH WILLIAMS

           G-14. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a technical assistance agreement with the
                 Intercultural Development and Research Association (IDLA) to complete a
                 compliance review of the Title III program during the 2011-2012 school year.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate agreement and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the agreement on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: The Intercultural Development and Research Association will
                      determine current English Language Learners (ELL) programming status
                      and issues. IDRA will work with ELL staff to create an action plan to move
                      the District and individual school sites into compliance with Title III legal
                      requirements and research-based best practice pedagogy.

           G-15. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Regina Lopez of the
                 University of Central Oklahoma to provide technical assistance and
                 professional development activities to administration and faculty at various
                 sites, February 7 through June 30, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $20,000 will be paid from
                      Title III LEP Grant Funds, 11-5720-2213-503200-410-000000-000-05-093-
                      5720.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11211419

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This service will provide technical assistance and training to
                      staff District-wide on Sheltered Instruction techniques and methodologies for
                      providing effective instruction to English Language Learners. This will also
                      provide professional development to administration and faculty Districtwide
                      throughout the school year to improve teaching and learning skills focused
                      on English Language Learners.




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           G-16. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Regina Lopez of the
                 University of Central Oklahoma to provide technical assistance and
                 professional development activities to administration and faculty of the Dual
                 Language Program at Monroe, February 7 through June 30, 2012.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $17,000 will be paid from
                      Title III LEP Grant Funds, 11-5720-2213-503200-410-000000-000-05-163-
                      5720.

                      REQUISITION NUMBER: 11211421

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This service will provide technical assistance and training to
                      staff of the Dual Language Program at Monroe on Spanish Literacy
                      Instruction and Early Childhood Strategies in a Dual Language setting. This
                      will provide professional development throughout the school year to improve
                      teaching and learning skills focused on Dual Language Learners.

                      Recommendations submitted by Director of Bond Projects/Energy
                      Management, Mr. Bob LaBass

           G-17. RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request of Wachter, Incorporated, to
                 withdraw its bid of $177,000 to provide electrical work in the cafeteria at Lee
                 Elementary School and forfeit their bid security in the amount of five percent
                 of the bid.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      RATIONALE: The company has made the decision to eliminate their
                      commercial division and will not be able to provide the required services.

           G-18. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with the lowest responsible
                 bidder to provide electrical work in the cafeteria at Lee Elementary School.

                      COST AND FUNDING: This cost is already included in guaranteed
                      maximum price of $2,593,669.75 approved on the November 7, 2011.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorney for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This contract will be assigned to the construction manager at
                      risk on the project, Vargas Construction Company.




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           G-19. RECOMMENDATION: Assign the contract for the electrical work at the Lee
                 Elementary School cafeteria to the construction manager at risk on the
                 project, Vargas Construction Company.

                      RATIONALE: This project is part of the 2010 bond issue.

           G-20. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with the lowest responsible
                 bidder to provide an entry canopy for the Central High School athletics
                 building.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost is not expected to exceed $60,000 and is
                      already included in the guaranteed maximum price of $2,138,251.88,
                      approved on the October 3, 2011, Agenda.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This contract will be assigned to the construction manager at
                      risk on the project, Trigon General Contractors and Construction Managers,
                      Inc.

           G-21. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with the lowest responsible
                 bidder to provide an entry canopy at the Hale High School athletic building.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost is not to expected exceed $60,000 and is
                      already included in the guaranteed maximum price of $2,636,358.04,
                      approved on the October 3, 2011, Agenda.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: The attorneys for the School District review and
                      approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: This contract will be assigned to the construction manager at
                      risk on the project, Trigon General Contractors and Construction Managers,
                      Inc.




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           G-22. RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request of All Star Bleachers to
                 withdraw its bid of $371,589 to provide bleachers and a press box at SE
                 Williams Stadium and forfeit the bid security in the amount of five percent of
                 the bid.

                      COST AND FUNDING: There is no cost to the District.

                      RATIONALE: The All Star Bleachers company has decided to shut down
                      their seating division and will not be able to provide the necessary
                      equipment.

           G-23. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with the lowest responsible
                 bidder to provide bleachers and a press box at SE Williams Stadium.

                      COST AND FUNDING: This cost is already included in the guaranteed
                      maximum cost of $1,231,569.21, approved on the November 21, 2011,
                      Agenda.

                      RATIONALE: This contract will be assigned to the construction manager at
                      risk on the project, Trigon General Contractors and Construction Managers,
                      Inc.

           G-24. RECOMMENDATION: Assign the contract to provide bleachers and a press
                 box for the SE Williams Stadium improvements project to the construction
                 managers at risk on the project, Trigon General Contractors and
                 Construction Managers, Inc.

                      RATIONALE: This work is necessary to complete the project.

           G-25. RECOMMENDATION: Enter into a contract with Advantage Glass,
                 Incorporated, Barb Risenhoover President, the lowest responsible bidder, to
                 replace windows at Lee Elementary School and the Nimitz facility.

                      COST AND FUNDING: Total cost not to exceed $624,768 will be paid from
                      the Classroom Bond Fund, 38-3210-4700-504500-000-000000-000-12-
                      XXX.

                      FURTHER RECOMMEND: That the attorneys for the School District review
                      and approve the appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of
                      Education be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

                      RATIONALE: Window replacement is part of the 2010 bond issue.




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     SUPPORTING INFORMATION


     CONSENT ITEM E-10                                            ROUTINE STAFFING ITEMS



    ELECTIONS

                                    Effective   Degree/    Contract
     Name                             Date       Step      Amount       Assignment

     Certificated/Administrative:

     Andrews, Deborah               1/04/12     M30-11    $ 36,760.94   Counselor-
                                                                        Kendall Whittier
                                                                        Rate: $68,829.00
                                                                        Return from leave.

     Calhoun, Amy                   12/19/11     B-1       17,596.02    Teacher-Skelly/Grade 4
                                                                        Rate: $33,300.00
                                                                        Return from leave.

     Carter, Robin                  12/19/11     B-9       19,445.45    Teacher-Mark Twain/
                                                                        Grade 6
                                                                        Rate: $36,800.00
                                                                        Return from leave.

     Crook, Emma                    1/18/12      BL-3      14,700.00    Certified Spanish Interpreter-
                                    6/19/12                             ESC/Special Education and
                                                                        Student Services
                                                                        Rate: $30,000.00

     Lytle, Jennifer                1/04/12      B-12      16,555.80    Teacher-ECDC Reed/Pre-K
                                                                        Rate: $38,020.00
                                                                        Return from leave.

     Roloff, Marilyn                1/04/12      B-3        8,815.63    Teacher-Clinton/Math
                                                                        Half-Time
                                                                        Rate: $34,100.00

     Sherman, Joan                  1/04/12      M-25      28,145.89    Teacher-Shadow Mountain
                                                                        Riverside/
                                                            1,407.29    Special Education
                                                            1,407.29    Alternative Stipend
                                                                        Rate: $54,436.00




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    ELECTIONS - Continued

                                    Effective   Degree/   Contract
     Name                             Date       Step     Amount      Assignment

     Support (Hourly):

     Barnard, Barbara               1/18/12      CA-8       $ 12.75   Accounts Payable Clerk-
                                    5/24/12                           ESC/Accounting

     Bridges, Rudy                  1/04/12      IS-6        10.81    Teacher Assistant (TA)-
                                    5/24/12                           Edison
     Charron, Jennifer              1/04/12      IS-10       14.20    ED Paraprofessional-Wright
                                    5/24/12                           Former Employee (f.e.)
     Cobbins, Charles               1/04/12      IS-10       13.11    ED Paraprofessional-
                                    5/24/12                           Memorial
     Crisp, DaWaunye                1/05/12      IS-3          9.21   TA-Academy Central
                                    5/24/12
     Hawkins, Keithon               1/05/12      IS-6        10.81    Paraprofessional-
                                    5/24/12                           Lewis and Clark
     Hightower, Aubrianna           1/04/12      IS-3          9.21   TA-McKinley
                                    5/24/12
     Hill, Marcia                   1/04/12      IS-10       13.11    ED Paraprofessional-
                                    5/24/12                           Hamilton

     Johnson, Tineasha              1/04/12      IS-6        10.31    Paraprofessional-
                                    5/24/12                           Lewis and Clark

     Kordonowy, Mackenzie           12/19/11     IS-3          9.21   TA-McKinley
                                     5/24/12

     McCarthy, Gregory              1/04/12      IS-6        11.74    TA-McClure
                                    5/24/12                           f.e.

     Moriarty, Richard              1/03/12      MT-8        12.00    Warehouse Distribution
                                    6/30/12                           Specialist III - Materials
                                                                      Management

     Richards, Tracy                1/03/12      MT-8        12.50    Warehouse Distribution
                                    6/30/12                           Specialist III - Materials
                                                                      Management

     Todd, Paula                    1/09/12      MT-6        10.56    Bus Driver Trainee
                                    5/24/12

     Winningham, Jacqualine         1/04/12      IS-6        11.74    TA-McClure
                                    5/24/12                           f.e.




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     ADJUSTMENTS

                                         Position
                                      Grade/Step       Effective     Present       Proposed
     Name                            (if applicable)     Date        Contract      Contract    Reason

     Certificated/Administrative:

     Hendricks, Jill                Assistant          1/18/12      65,158.00      32,136.15   Director, Title I –
                                    Director, Grant                                            ESC/Federal
                                    Compliance-                                                Programs and
                                    ESC/ Federal                                               Special Projects
                                    Programs and                                               EL-6
                                    Special Projects                                           Rate: $71,158.00
                                    EL-5                             6,000.00                  Interim Stipend

     Miller, Kelli                  Teacher-Edison/    8/17/11       35,300.00     36,376.00   M-6
                                    Language Arts
                                    B-6

     Thomas, Jennifer               Teacher-Patrick    8/17/11       37,406.00     38,524.00   M30-8
                                    Henry/
                                    Kindergarten
                                    M-8

     Tunnell, Rhonda                Teacher-           8/17/11       37,610.00     38,020.00   B-12
                                    Gilcrease/
                                    Kindergarten
                                    B-11

     Support (Hourly):

     Bruce, Brandy                  Paraprofessional 11/07/11          $ 10.81       $ 13.11   MD Paraprofessional-
                                    Cooper            5/24/12                                  Cooper
                                    IS-6                                                       IS-10

     Osborn, Christy                Traveling CNS      1/04/12     17,535.00/yr.       10.58   Child Nutrition
                                    Manager-CNS        5/24/12                                 Services (CNS)
                                    BL-1                                                       Assistant-McClure
                                                                                               MT-1

     Simmons, Charlotte             Bus Driver         1/04/12           11.86         11.86   Bus Driver
                                    MT-6               5/24/12             .30                 Special Needs

     Sotelo, Maria                  CNS Cook II-       1/04/12            9.82          9.09   CNS Assistant-
                                    Penn               5/24/12                                 Kendall Whittier
                                    MT-3                                                       MT-1      6hrs/day
                                    7.5hrs/day




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     SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS IN ADDITION TO REGULAR CONTRACT


                                                                            Effective
     Name                           Special Assignment           Site         Date       Amount

     Certificated/Administrative:

     Berry, Zandra M                Elementary School        Marshall       08/01/11    $ 1145.00
                                    Allocation

     Dublin A, Alma R               Bus Duty                 Peary          08/22/11    1666.00

     Green, Jessica S               Department               Memorial       10/05/11     716.00
                                    Chairperson

     Hester, Michael D              Bus Duty                 Peary          08/22/11    165.00
                                    Breakfast Program        Peary          08/22/11    1502.00
                                    Supervisor

     Roberts, Gary L                Athletic Director -      East Central   12/19/11    2071.00
                                    Boys/Girls

     Salamon, Jennifer C            Site Tech Contact -      Wright         12/21/11     889.00
                                    401 to 700 Students

     Support:

     Chrysler, Judy                 Treasurer - ES           Marshall       08/01/11     744.00

     Cox, Carolyn J                 Elementary School        Peary          08/22/11    1145.00
                                    Allocation

     McIntosh, Dwayne E             Basketball -             East Central   12/15/11    1200.00
                                    Assistant - Boys

     Myers, Ronald A                Football - Assistant -   Carver         08/22/11    1373.00
                                    MS




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     LEAVES OF ABSENCE

                                    Effective
     Name                             Date       Assignment             Reason

     Certificated/Administrative:

     Andrews, Deborah               10/25/11     Counselor-Kendall      Personal illness
                                                 Whittier

     Voss, Jessica                  1/15/12      Teacher-Cooper/        Maternity
                                                 PreK

     Support (Hourly):

     Cornelius, Delores             12/19/11     Head Custodian-        Personal illness
                                                 Memorial

     Mosley-Kehinde, Sylvia         1/04/12      ED Paraprofessional-   Child Care
                                                 Hale Jr. High




     RETIREMENTS

                                     Effective
     Name                              Date         Assignment

     Support (Hourly):

     Rutledge, Mark                   1/03/12       Custodian-McLain




     TERMINATIONS

                                     Effective
     Name                              Date         Assignment

     Support (Hourly):

     Walker, Richard                  1/04/12       Bus Driver




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     RESIGNATIONS

                                    Effective
     Name                             Date      Assignment

     Certificated/Administrative:

     Brown, Michelle                1/04/12     Teacher-Memorial/P.E.

     Charron, Jennifer              12/20/11    Teacher-Remington/Grade 1

     Cox, Brenda                    12/20/11    Teacher-Sequoyah/Grade 2

     Cox, Peggy                     12/20/11    Teacher-Wright/Grade 6

     Crawford, Mary                 1/04/12     Teacher-Eugene Field/P.E.

     Hall, Gwenn                    12/09/11    Teacher-Marshall/Kindergarten

     Hammer, Heather                1/04/12     Teacher-McKinley/Grade 3

     King, Kimberly                 1/09/12     Teacher-Springdale/ELL

     Lamb, Jami                     12/20/11    Teacher-Kendall Whittier/Kindergarten

     McCarthy, Greg                 12/20/11    Teacher-Key/Grade 1

     Soto, Megan                    12/20/11    Teacher-ECDC Reed/PreK

     Willingyham, Jacqualine        12/20/11    Teacher-Hamilton/Grade 4

     Support (Hourly):

     Adkins, Danny                  1/04/12     Grounds Light Mechanic Craftsperson-Grounds

     Miller, Jeffrey                1/04/12     Bus Driver Trainee

     Noble, Benjamin                1/03/12     Campus Police Officer-ESC/Campus Police

     Watkins, Melissa               7/19/11     Bus Driver




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     SUBSTITUTE AND TEMPORARY ELECTIONS

     Paraprofessional                                               Clerk
     Smith, Tiffany                                                 Stivers, Kim

     Teacher Assistant                                              CNS
     Baker, Jenger                                                  Armstrong, Denita
     Foresman, Rhonda                                               Calvert, Melisha
     Fyffe, April                                                   King, Lawrence
     Geeter, Marilyn




     CORRECTIONS TO PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEMS

     April 4, 2011 Addendum, page 9 – Correct effective date
     Adjustments
                                         Position
                                      Grade/Step        Effective      Present      Proposed
     Name                            (if applicable)      Date         Contract     Contract      Reason

     Burcham, Myrtle                Coordinator         4/05/11      $ 78,177.00   $ 26,030.00 Accountability School
                                    District of                                                Improvement Officer-
                                    Choice-ECS/                                                ESC/School & District
                                    School & District                                          Accountability
                                    Accountability                                             EL-6
                                    EL-3                                                       Rate: $82,200.00


     December 5, 2011 Agenda, page 25 – Correct proposed contract amount
     Adjustments
                                         Position
                                      Grade/Step        Effective      Present      Proposed
     Name                            (if applicable)      Date         Contract     Contract      Reason

     Chell, Melissa                 Teacher-Celia       11/16/11     $ 32,900.00        $ 11.74   TA-Skelly
                                    Clinton/Grade 3      5/24/12                                  IS-6
                                    B-0




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          SUPPORTING INFORMATION


          INFORMATION ITEM G-7                                                POLICIES/REGULATIONS

          TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS                                                              Policy 8102



                                              NAMING FACILITIES

          PURPOSE: To establish a process for naming a District facility or a portion of a facility and
          establish a process for formal recognition for a District facility or a portion of a facility.

          Facility – For the purpose of this policy “facility” refers to a District-owned site, school or
          portion of a school or site. Examples of a portion of a facility may include, but not be limited
          to, auditoriums, theaters, conference areas, cafeterias, media centers/libraries,
          gymnasiums, athletic fields/structures, etc.

          Formal Recognition – For the purpose of this policy will include, but not be limited to,
          plaques, statues, and signs.

          The naming or renaming of a facility must be approved by the Board of Education. In
          addition, the Board must approve all decisions relative to formal recognition plaques or other
          forms of formal recognition for the donation of real property, equipment, or furnishings by
          private sources, including those items acquired by the District from donated funds.

          The Board of Education recognizes that the name selected for a facility is a vital factor in the
          public image of the school system and the community. Naming a facility is an important
          matter that deserves thoughtful attention. The selection of a facility namesake is intended to
          be the highest honor bestowed upon an individual, corporation, foundation, organization or
          entity that has made an everlasting impact on the community.

          In cases when facilities are named after individuals, the credentials, character and
          reputation of each individual for whom the facility is to be named shall be carefully
          scrutinized and evaluated. The Board expects discretion of the highest caliber to be
          exercised in such deliberations. Personal prejudice, favoritism, political pressure, or
          temporary popularity should not be an influence in choosing a name. Highest consideration
          should be given to a name with educational significance or inspiration. Recognizing that the
          ethnic and cultural composition of a local school community may change, the names
          selected should have broad acceptance in a multicultural society.

          Names selected for facilities or for formal recognition should reflect substantial
          achievements of extraordinary and lasting distinction. Except for compelling reasons, names
          to be considered shall be persons who are deceased. When unusual circumstances or


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          compelling reasons prevail, facilities may be named for a living person who had a positive,
          direct, substantial and active association with the District. District facilities will not be named
          after a current employee of the District or an elected official while serving in office. A new
          facility that replaces an existing facility on the same site or on a different site will be given
          the name of the school facility it replaces. To move an existing school or program from one
          site to another, the name of the school or site will follow that move unless the Board and
          Superintendent recommend otherwise.


          The following criteria may be considered in recommending and adopting names for facilities
          or for formal recognition.
               a. To honor a person, foundation, corporation, organization or other entity that has
                  made a significant contribution or given outstanding service to the District, the city,
                  the nation, or society
               b. To recognize the geographic section of the city in which the facility is located
               c. To recognize the academic theme of the school, or the function of the facility in the
                  case of non-instructional facilities


          Nominations must be made in writing. Any person or group who wishes to recommend a
          name for a facility or for formal recognition must present the request to the Superintendent
          accompanied by supporting documentation. Once a request has been made, the Board
          President will appoint an ad hoc committee that will be chaired by the Board member who
          represents the district in which the facility is located. This committee will be comprised of
          members representing the diversity of the community and will include, but not be limited to,
          the following
                        •    A Board member who represents the district in which the facility is located
                        •    An administrative employee of the District representing facilities
                        •    A teacher currently employed by the District
                        •    A parent with at least one child currently enrolled in the District
                        •    An alumnus of the affected school/facility
                        •    A student currently attending affected school/facility


          The committee will review nomination requests and seek community input prior to a
          recommendation to the Board of Education.




          Adopted: August 1998
          Revised: June 2007


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          TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS                                                       Regulation 8102-R



                                                NAMING FACILITIES

          Naming/Formal Recognition Requests
          Naming or formal recognition requests must be submitted to the Superintendent in writing
          along with supporting documentation for the request. A nomination form will be available on
          the District website.

          The Superintendent will forward the request to the Board President and the appropriate
          Board member who represents the Board election district in which the facility is located.


          Committee
          The Board President will appoint an ad hoc committee to review requests and recommend
          names for District facilities and/or formal recognition requests. The committee will be
          comprised of members representing the diversity of the community and will include, but not
          be limited to, the following.
               •    A Board member who represents the district in which the facility is located
               •    An administrative employee of the District representing facilities
               •    A teacher currently employed by the District
               •    A parent with at least one child currently enrolled in the District
               •    An alumnus of the affected school/facility
               •    A student currently attending affected school/facility

          Members of the committee will review the request and relevant materials submitted.
          Committee members will select and vote on the names or formal recognition requests to be
          recommended to the Board of Education. The committee's recommendation is advisory
          only. Final approval regarding naming of facilities or formal recognition requests lies with the
          Board of Education.




          Issued:

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