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Smith employed as Waynoka High School principal

Several teachers hired for next year

 


Board members of Waynoka Public Schools met Monday night, May 7, for their regularly scheduled meeting with all five members present. Discussion (and ultimately approval) of the consent agenda ensued with Superintendent Scott Cline explaining the school's financials. He said that child nutrition costs are up, but so are revenues. Cline then began his report, sharing an array of information. He said that all testing has been completed for this school year. In the auction held last month, they made out pretty well, he said. The 24-foot stock trailer sold for $6,000, the short trailer for $1,000 and the Suburban sold for $3,800.

Cline went on to commend several of Waynoka's activity groups. He said the FCCLA was awarded the Silver Star Chapter award – the second highest honor in FCCLA. Three students also won the State Star Event. Two vocal students along with one band member received superior ratings at the state competition. The band was also a sweepstakes winner at the Heartland Music Festival. Two students qualified for the state track meet.

Upcoming events include: May 16 – Pre-K through second grade field trip, May 17 – Eighth-grade promotion, May 18 – High school commencement.

Principal Michael Meriwether was not present to give his report.

The Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) garnered a vote of approval on its contract renewal, which entails a customized policy renewal service. An online policy hosting service contracted through OSSBA was also approved.

A contract with Floor-Tech was approved for the sanding and refinishing of the gymnasium floor. Their bid came in at $20,459.

The gym floor hasn't been sanded in quite some time and is looking to boast a modern look with some new stain and decals.

Two separate 2018-2019 school calendars were proposed with Cline recommending the second option, explaining that it pretty much lines up with the career tech calendar in regard to holiday breaks. This proposed calendar decreases the number of Fridays the students have out, but allows school to end a week earlier than it will this current school year. Nine days were designated to be used as snow days in the event of bad weather. The superintendent said he thought only two days were used this year for inclement weather.

Cline said ending school a week earlier than normal will give the upcoming summer construction more time to be completed.

Two school board policy modifications were approved. The changes to student records and the Open Records Act are to be made in order to update language on new legislation.

Alcohol and Drug Testing, Inc. was awarded two more contract renewals for the 2018-2019 school year, allowing the company to provide testing for bus drivers and students involved in extra-curricular activities.

Moving quickly through the agenda, members voted to approve Waynoka's school band to participate in the Wheatheart Celebration Parade on August 18 of this year in Perryton, Texas.

A fund-raiser request from the band was approved as well.

The board convened in executive session to discuss personnel decisions. Upon reconvening, the board announced its decisions on the following:

1. Resignations received to date: Resignations by Tim Crissup and Carly Williams were approved.

2. Employment of grades 7-12 Principal for the 2018-2019 school year: Dustin Smith was appointed as principal.

3. Employment of the junior high and high school certified temporary classroom teachers for the 2018-2019 school year: Three certified teachers for the high school and junior high were approved on temporary classroom teachers for next year. They are Kent Callison, Brett Pitts and Taylor Johnson.

4. Employment of elementary certified temporary classroom teachers for the 2018-2019 school year: Two certified temporary teachers were approved for the 2018-2019 school year. They are Heather Blumer and Laura McRay Pitts.

5. Employment of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 summer maintenance staff: Dustin Smith, Beau Westfhal and Kent Callison were approved.

6. Employment of certified speech pathologist from June through July 2018 and 2018-2019 school year: Employment was granted to Kristy Johnson for June through July 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

7. Discussion of the extra duty schedule for the 2018-2019 school year: Motion made and granted for approval.

There was no new business and the meeting adjourned.

 

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