The Henryetta School Board of Education held a lengthy meeting Monday evening, tabling several agenda items for further discussion and information.
After the session started, the board heard from Kanon Bailey and his brother Kade addressing the board again in reference to purchasing a piece of property, owned by the district, at 213 E. Main.
Bailey owns the adjoining property and stated that if able to complete the transaction, the area would be used just for parking since it is too small for any structures.
After questions and further details concerning the property deed, the board voted to have an appraisal done of the property, and then get back with Bailey on the matter.
The members tabled action on a contract with American Document Shredding for the school. The service would be used for the confidential files that needs disposal in a secure manner.
Clarification on several items in the contract was needed, including the cost per month if the service isn’t used.
The HPS board also tabled action on approving Nabholz as the construction manager over the storm damage repairs that occurred Sept. 23. Superintendent Dwayne Noble is waiting for the final information from the insurance company and will present those to the board at the next meeting.
Hiring of a Maintenance Director for the 2024-25 school year was tabled to allow discussion. The board did hire Angie Wallace as a custodian for the remainder of this school year.
-Also approved at the meeting:
• Minutes of meetings from Nov. 13, Nov. 15, Dec. 6, and Dec. 8 (both special and regular sessions).
• Encumbrances and Financial reports for 2022-23 & 2023-24 school years.
• Fundraisers for the 2023-24 school year.
• Henryetta Public Schools Animals in School Policy – this policy is not applicable to certified service animals.
• Oklahoma State Department of Education Public Consulting Group, LLC and Henryetta Public Schools for Medicaid School based Health Services to be billed for the 2023-24 school year.
• Changes in the Elementary, Middle School and High School Handbooks to follow State Standards for the 2023-24 school year.
• Retirement letter from Pamela Palmer effective May 10, 2024. Palmer has been employed as a teacher for 19 years and thanked the staff and fellow teachers for the wonderful years in the district. Members of board stated that Palmer will be sorely missed, and appreciated her work over the years.