PPS School Board Members

Fred Sordahl

President Fred Sordahl

Paul Melchior

Vice President Paul Melchior

Wes Miller

Clerk Wes Miller

Member Dean Robertson

Meeting Summary April 5, 2021

Pledge of Allegiance 

Approved Minutes from March 1, 2021 and March 9, 2021 

Public Comment 

Presentation: Pryor HS Innovation Center/RSU Presentation 

VTT 

Approved Treasurer’s Report 

ASUT 

Approved Encumbrance Report & Other Expense Reports for 2020-2021 

Approved Encumbrance Report & Other Expense Reports for 2020-2021 

Approved accepting quotes for Maintenance & Custodial Supplies 

Approved accepting quotes for copy paper. 

Approved sub accounts and fundraisers for the 2020-2021 school year as presented. 

Approved naming Superintendent as the authorized representative for Child Nutrition Program. 

Approved Company for Senior Portraits and School Pictures for the 2021-2022 school year – Bonea Photography 

Approved community agreement ROCMD Area Youth Services and Pryor Public Schools. 

Approved agreement between Pryor Public Schools and Summit Physical & Rehab for providing physical and occupational therapy services for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved 2021-2022 Transition School-To-Work-Work Study Contract. 

Approval of renewing agreement with National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance. 

Approved agreement between Pryor Public Schools and Treat’s Solutions for Custodial Supplies and Support Services. 

Approved entering into Silver level sponsorship agreement with Mid America Industrial Park for use of Center of Excellence. 

Approved ratifying approval of high school fishing team to use school transportation to travel out of state to Branson Missouri to fish in the Table Rock Tournament on Table Rock Lake on March 26-27, 2021. 

Approved high school fishing team to use school transportation to travel out of state to out of state tournaments as presented. 

Approved the District entering into a Resignation Agreement with teacher Jack Headrick 

Approved resignations and retirements tendered: Resignations: Mark Dicus (HS), Kelli Cowan (Roosevelt), James Terry (Custodian); Retirements – Connie Melton (MS), Randy Thorman (HS), Sally Tibbetts (Custodian) 

Approved hiring the following Certified Personnel for the 2021-2022 school year: Dusty Harrison – Jefferson Asst. Principal, Jamie Smith – Roosevelt Asst. Principal, Faith Gates – HS Business Teacher, Donnie Martin-HS Girls Basketball Head Coach/Teacher, Lori Martin-HS Math/Girls Basketball Coach, Sunny Bennett – HS English Teacher, Audra Bean-HS Chemistry/Science Teacher, Kristi Pinckard-MS PE Teacher/Coach, Abbye Jones- Lincoln SPED Teacher. 

Approved hiring the following Non-Certified Personnel: Megan Davis – District Enrollment Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year, Chassidy Crogan – Custodian Manager for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, Katelan Kemler-Custodian for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, Catherine Orman-Custodian for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, Blake Gunter – Part Time Student Worker – for the remainder of the 2020 2021 school year. 

Approved the employment of district administrators for the 2021-2022 school year as presented in Attachment A. 

Approved hiring the following Non-Certified Personnel for summer part-time positions as listed in Attachment B. 

Approved or not approve non-certified salary schedule for 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved extra duty, professional development stipends and salary changes for the 2020 2021 school year. 

Approved hiring staff for the Tiger Pride After School Program as presented. 

Approved revisions to the School District Budget for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved Change Order Number 3 from Voy Construction for $30,030.74 as a part of the Pryor Lincoln Addition project. 

Approved Change Order Number 1 from Lowry Construction, Inc. for $13,019.19 as a part of the Pryor Jr High Shelter Addition project. 

Approved the purchase of furniture and equipment for the Middle School building and for Jefferson Elementary from School Specialty as a part of the Omnia Partners Purchasing Cooperative contract. 

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding ( 

MOU) with Rogers State University to create the Pryor High School Innovation Center at RSU. 

Approved the High School Course Manual and all accompanying courses for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Authorized the school district’s attorney, in consultation with the Superintendent of Schools, to initiate legal action against the Oklahoma State Board of Education (“Board”) to address the equalization of funding as set forth in the Board’s Resolution approved at the Board’s special meeting on March 25, 2021. 

Superintendent Report 

Congratulations to Pam Devers! She is our District Teacher of the Year. 

Construction Update: 

The in-wall plumbing inspection went well at the Phase 3 project. It passed and the walls are now covered. Tiling should start next week in the group restrooms. They are dry walling areas throughout the computer rooms and commons area. Electrical wants to fini a little more rough in before they call for an inspection. Framing has moved to the two new classrooms that are in the old computer lab area, and they ran out of material today. More material will be here next week, so they will not be without long. Voy has installed the French drain around the perimeter of the old air handler pit, and is now back filling the pit to bring it up to the same level as the surrounding floor. Progress is still going well. 

More District Information can be found at our school website : www.pryorschools.org 

Motion, second, discussion and vote to approve or not approve the employment of district administrators and directors for the 2021-2022 school year as submitted. 

ATTACHMENT A 

Pryor Public Schools District Administrators & Directors 

April 5, 2021 

JR Winton 

High School Principal 

Heather Burroughs 

Assistant High School Principal 

Jeff Cook 

Assistant High School Principal Lincoln Early Childhood Principal 

Leanne Ballard 

Brian Bradshaw 

Roosevelt Elementary School Principal 

David Miller 

Middle School Asst. Principal 

Karen Cook 

Lincoln Elementary Principal 

Amber Round 

Lincoln Elementary Asst. Principal 

Melinda Thornton 

Lincoln Elementary Asst. Principal 

Leslie Burnett 

Special Education Director 

David Stanley 

Maintenance Superintendent 

Jim Trout 

Bond & Special Projects Director Other Administrators hired at previous meetings 

Attachment B 

April 5, 2021 

Motion, second, discussion then vote to approve or not approve hiring the following Non-Certified Personnel for summer part-time positions as listed in Attachment B. 

Non-Certified Summer Part Time Personnel: Trevor Long Andrew Nichols Blake Gunter Hannah Clark Jarret Crogan Roger Littleton Mio Poorboy 

Jeff Cook Shawn Hodges