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Aline-Cleo BOE discusses property

Members of the Aline-Cleo School Board gathered July 29, for a special meeting of the board.

After having roll call and approval of the minutes of the previous meeting, members voted to convene into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the appraisal, tentative offering price based on said appraisal and possible purchase of the property located at 412 Choctaw, Aline, Oklahoma. Also being discussed was the possibility of using the housing  for teachers and/or staff with a lease agreement between the district and the employee.

Following an Executive Session of one hour and 40 minutes, members reconvened into Open Session at 8:42. A motion was then made for the district to purchase the property at a cost of $27,000.

Additionally, board members approved an agreement making the deposit $400 for the property and rent to be $200 per month with no smoking or pets allowed indoors. The deposit of $400 will be allowed to be paid out over a period of time as not to exceed six months.

An agenda item was then discussed regarding the 2021-22 Child Nutrition lunch and breakfast prices. It was pointed out by Superintendent Barry Nault student meals will be covered again this year by USDA with COVID funding so any changes in price will not be needed.

Members then approved a co-op agreement with Okeene for fast and slow pitch softball. It will be the fourth consecutive season the two schools have combined for softball.

However, a new co-op agreement was also signed by Aline-Cleo, this time for basketball. The agreement will see Aline-Cleo partner with Freedom for all basketball games from elementary through high school for the 2021-22 school year.

Details will be announced at a later date on where the games will be played.

Members then approved a Board Policy concerning HB 1775 (prohibition of race and sex discrimination in curriculum) as well as a lactation policy for students and employees.

Dual enrollment academic credits in Math and Science between Aline-Cleo Public Schools and Northwest Technology Center for the 2021-22 school year was also approved. The following courses are covered by the agreement: Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry 1/2 credit, AP Statistics, Statistics and Probability, Mathematics of Finance, Physiology, Anatomy, Chemistry 1, PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science, PLTW Human Body Systems, PLTW Medical Interventions, PLTW Biomedical Innovations.

Debra Button was approved to be adjunct instructor for Anatomy and/or Physiology for the 2021-22 school year.

Members then approved Kolby Thomas to be voting delegate at the OSSBA Delegate Assembly scheduled for the end of August.

School personnel were then approved for the following committees: School Attendance Committee, Gifted and Talented Committee, Title 1 Committee/REAP, Safe School/Health and Wellness/Bullying/Harassment/Diabetes/Child/Abuse/Sexual Abuse/Advisory Committee/Emergency Response, RSA Committee, Internal Activities Review Committee, Disaster Plans Committee, Professional Development Committee, Title IX, Residency Committee, Self-Assessment Committee, Mentoring Committee, Professional Development Committee and Textbook Committee.

An Alternative Education Cooperative between Aline-Cleo Public Schools and Fairview Public Schools was approved for the 2021-22 School Year.

After approving a number of yearly agreements and policy changes, members voted to approve Karan Meyer as an adjunct teacher for Humanities for Art 1 and Art 2 for the 2021-22 school year.

A resolution for School and Libraries Universal Services, also known as E-Rate, was approved. The agreement allows for all internet costs to the school to be reimbursed.

Stephen L. Smith Corp was hired as financial consultants for the 2021-22 school year. The company oversees the district’s bond series.

General Fund Encumbrances 95-107 in the amount of $49,554.18 and Building Fund Encumbrances in the amount of $31,700 were approved.

During his Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Nault stated the district is preparing to welcome students for enrollment. He added the fiber service at the STEM/Ag building has been changed out.

The summer work schedule has wrapped up, with only mowing ongoing. Due to the timing of the meeting, he told board members he would have financial reports and other monthly reports available for members at the meeting in September.

After other discussion on agenda items, meeting adjourned.

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