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11/9/2013 7:21:00 PM
P-T Board of Ed hears reports, calls for annual election

The Perkins-Tryon Board of Education heard several reports during Monday night's regular monthly meeting.

Elementary principal Bobby Simma presented the federal programs report. With that, he explained what each cover and the amount of funds available. The Title IA-School Improvement program provides salaries for two fulltime and two halftime certified personnel, one teacher assistant, and tutoring for intermediate and middle school sites. It also provides for instructional technology and software and supplemental instructional materials.

The Title 1A-Neglected program provides assistance for the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch population with tutoring services, contracted services with Sylvan Learning Center, instructional technology and software.

The Title IIA-Teacher and Principal Quality program provides professional development for certified and non-certified staff. The Title VIB-Rural Low Income Schools provides instructional technology and software.

Simma added that three of the program applications have been approved and the district can now begin filing claims for reimbursement. Another is still awaiting approval.

High school principal Jeff Colclasure presented the remediation report and stated the trend locally was below the state average. He added the latest figures released by the state Department of Education are for the 2011-12 school year. Colclasure also presented the dropout report and told the board there were six dropouts for the 2012-2013 school year.

The board also approved a resolution calling for the Feb. 11, 2014, Annual School Election for Office No. 4 currently held by Scrub Dollins. If necessary, a run-off election will be held on April 1, 2014, according to the resolution.

A revision to the district's nondiscrimination policy was also approved. It lists middle school principal Ken Latham as the contact person to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies. Latham was also approved as compliance coordinator for the 2013-2014 school year. Also, a list of miscellaneous surplus items from the intermediate school was also approved.

Following an executive session, the board approved the employment of Paula Springer as a special education paraprofessional for the remainder of the school year. She will replace Debbie Spring whose resignation was acknowledged by the board earlier in the meeting.

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