The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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February 23, 2014

Appointments ahead for Enid school board

ENID, Okla. — Enid Public Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 tonight at the Central Office, 500 S. Independence.

On the agenda are administration of the oath of office for Willa Jo Fowler and Colin Abernathy, and election of board president and vice president.

Board members will approve or disapprove bond for the district treasurer, Pam Buckminster. They also will consider appointing Karl White as clerk, encumbrance clerk and minutes clerk; Carol Gober and Sammie Braly as assistant minutes clerks; and Lynette Rice as assistant treasurer.

Board members will consider approving a proclamation that March 3-7 is “Read Across America Week.”

Under regular business, the board will consider approving a transfer of $20,000 donation from Integris Bass Baptist Health Center to the general fund to defray payroll costs of an athletic trainer; a transfer from the elementary activity fund to the general fund to reimburse the district for afterschool-care payroll costs; a transfer between accounts within the EHS activity fund; a fundraising request and proposed budget for the crafts account in the EHS activity fund; and declaration of an old HP printer and numerous VHS videocassettes as surplus property for disposal.

They will consider a number of routine fund encumbrances and discuss the financial report and budget.

Board members will discuss and consider a number of contracts, for Enid Public Schools to provide education services to other agencies, including a contract with the Garfield County Commissioners to provide education services to residents of the Garfield County Juvenile Justice Detention Center; a contract with Baptist Healthcare of Oklahoma to provide education services to the school-age residents of the Integris Bass Behavioral Health Meadowlake Facility; a contract with Liberty of Oklahoma Corporation to provide education services to the school-age residents of the Robert M. Greer Center; and a contract with Sequoyah Enterprises Inc. to provide education services to the school-age residents of the Sequoyah Group Home.

Board members will consider an out-of-state trip for the Enid High School pom squad to attend a May 25-29 camp in Grapevine, Texas.

Two change orders for ongoing construction work will be considered. A change order to the contract with Lowry & Hemphill Construction would increase the contract by $52,112 for unforeseen circumstances discovered during work on Longfellow Middle School; and a change order to the contract with Mages Group LLC would decrease the contract by $9,650 for roofing repairs needed because of carelessness of a subcontractor, completion of a water retention pond and pavement sealing at Waller Middle School.

A special meeting of the school board to review applications for EPS superintendent is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 6, and the next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 10, both at the Central Office.

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