Monday, April 10, 2023
Regular Board Meeting
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Performance of Oath of Office for newly elected Board Member (Paul Melchior)
Reorganization of the Board - Election of Officers
Approval of Minutes of March 6, 2023
Recognition of Site Teachers of the Year
2022-2023 Site Teachers of the Year
Angie Castleberry - Jefferson Elementary
Patricia Cusick - Lincoln Elementary/Lincoln LECC
Jamie Nofsinger - Pryor High School
Sylvia Soap - Pryor Middle School
Jessica Terry - Roosevelt Elementary
Encumbrance Report & Other Expense Reports
There were no sub accounts and fundraisers for the 2022-2023 presented.
Approval to declare items listed on Appendix A as surplus.
Approval of Disbursement of Student Activity & Gate Receipts to Designated Funds
Approval of Agreement with Sean Buchanan for speaking services.
Approval of 2023-2024 Transition School-To-Work-Work Study Contract.
Approval to donate four previously surplused SMART Boards to Guymon Public Schools.
Approval of HMH Into Literature as the district's curriculum for secondary language arts
instruction beginning in the 2023-2034 school year.
Approval of Pryor High School girls basketball team and coaches to use school transportation
and travel out-of-state to participate in the Licking Summer Camp in Rolla, MO, June 15-17,
Voted to convene in executive session for the purpose of discussing any resignations or
retirements tendered, the employment of the district administrators and directors for the 2023-
2024 school year. Hiring the following Non-Certified Personnel for the 2023-2024 school year:
Mellisa Dougherty - Roosevelt Teachers Assistant. Hiring the following Certified Personnel for
the 2023 - 2024 school year: Brendan Bradbury - Pryor Middle School Study Skills Teacher;
Morgan Jones - Pryor Middle School Computer Science Teacher; Amy Brown - Pryor Middle
School Special Education Teacher; Jeff Williams - Pryor High School In-School Detention
Teacher; Diana Michelle Kagebein - Jefferson Elementary Special Education Teacher and
considering the appeal of denied student transfers with a review of confidential educational
records and transfer requests of students whereby disclosure of any additional information could
potentially violate FERPA, pursuant to Okla. Stat. tit.25 § 307(B)(1) (7).
Returned to Open Session
Statement of executive session minutes (topics discussed and persons present)
Voted to approve or not approve the following resignations:
Lisa Becerra - Jefferson 4th Grade Teacher
Makayla Hyder - District Custodian
Erin Ledbetter - District Shuttle Bus Driver
Christy Montilepre - Pryor Middle School Paraprofessional
Audra Bean - Pryor High School Science Teacher
Kyle Dalton - Pryor High School Certified Substitute
Cori Anderson - Jefferson Kindergarten Teacher
Lauren Walsh - Jefferson Special Education Teacher
Kari Maddox- Lincoln 5th Grade Teacher
Aurora Dalton- Lincon Special Education Teacher
Voted to approve the employment of the following Certified Personnel for the 2023-2024 school
year: Brendan Bradbury - Pryor Middle School Study Skills Teacher; Morgan Jones - Pryor
Middle School Computer Science Teacher; Amy Brown - Pryor Middle School Special
Education Teacher; Jeff Williams - Pryor High School In-School Detention Teacher. All
Personnel will be hired by one vote unless any Board member desires to have a separate vote on
any or all listed personnel.
Voted to approve the hiring the following Non-Certified Personnel for the 2023-2024 school
year: Melissa Dougherty Roosevelt Elementary Teacher Assistant. All Personnel will be hired by
one vote unless any Board member desires to have a separate vote on any or all listed personnel.
Voted to approve the employment of district administrators for the 2023-2024 school year as
presented in Attachment A:
Fielding Elseman High School Principal
Heather Burroughs Assistant High School Principal
Jeff Cook Assistant High School Principal
Shawn Matheson Middle School Principal
Valerie Hardwidge-Hiett Assistant Middle School Principal
David Miller Assistant Middle School Principal
Amber Wilkins Lincoln Elementary Principal
Melinda Thornton Assistant Lincoln Elementary Principal
Leanne Ballard Lincoln Early Childhood Principal
Brian Bradshaw Roosevelt Elementary Principal
Jamie Smith Assistant Roosevelt Elementary Principal
Rob Beattie Jefferson Elementary Principal
Voted to approve the employment of district directors and coordinators for the 2023-2024 school
year as presented in Attachment B:
Christopher Brown, Mental Health Coordinator
Leslie Burnett, Special Education Director
David Day, Innovation Center Director
Dustin Devers, Director of Student Information
Amy Floch, Child Nutrition Director
Laura Holloway, After School and Wellness Program Director
David Stanley, Maintenance Superintendent
Jim Trout, Bond & Special Projects Director
JR Winton, Alternative Programs Director
Voted to approve extra duty, professional development stipends and salary changes for the 2022-
2023 school year.
Voted to approve hiring staff for the Tiger Pride After School Program as presented.
Voted to deny the transfer requested via student transfer appeal.
Voted to approve revisions to the School District Budget for the 2022-2023 school year.
Discussion of district accounting procedures related to acceptance of payment via credit card for
child nutrition and student Chromebook expenses.
Voted to accept the lowest responsible bids associated with the Lincoln and Jefferson
Elementary Remodel project.
Voted to approve the assignment of the bids associated with the Lincoln and Jefferson
Elementary Remodel project to Lowry Construction as the Construction Manager.
Voted to approve the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) amendment to the existing AIA
contract with Lowry Construction for the Lincoln and Jefferson Elementary Remodel project.
Voted to approve the High School Course Manual and all accompanying courses for the 2023-
2024 school year.
April is both Paraprofessional Appreciation and Assistant Principal Appreciation month. We
greatly appreciate the work these staff members do to keep things running smoothly in the
district and to assist our students in learning.
Congratulations to the high school choir program. The Treble, Tenor/Bass, and Mixed Choirs all
received straight superior ratings (1s) at the state contest. Way to bring home the Sweepstakes
There was no new business.