Great Plains Technology Center

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School District No. 9
Regular Board Meeting
Lawton Campus
Building 100, Auditorium
4500 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:00 PM

1. Prayer - Homer Ryan
2. Call to order
3. Introduction of guests
4. Vice-President of the GPTC Board of Education's report - Homer Ryan 

a. Discussion and possible board action to appoint Board Member for Zone 5.
b. Swearing in of Board Member Zone 5.

5. Consent Agenda:

a. Minutes of January 2, 2024 and January 31st, 2024 Board meetings.
b. Encumbrances for January 2024: Gen 1694-1933, Bldg 200-236; Gen Payroll 50333-50336. Change Orders for January 2024: Gen $302,503.06, Bldg $57,130.88.
c. Activity Fund Overview for January 2024.
d. Transfer activity funds for January 2024.

6. Public Comment
This is an open, public meeting held in accordance with the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Oklahoma. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the business of the Great Plains Technology Center. As elected representatives of the voters and patrons of the Center, the members of the Board of Education will be making decisions concerning the operation of the District. The agenda for Regular Meetings includes an opportunity for the public to address any item appearing on the agenda. Members of the public wishing to speak must sign in with the Clerk of the Board prior to appearing on the agenda. Members of the public wishing to speak must sign in with the Clerk of the Board prior to the convening of the Board meeting. Statements to the Board by the public are limited to no more than 3 minutes per speaker. The Board reserves the right to limit repetitive comments, comments unrelated to the business of the Board or the total amount of time dedicated to public comment in a single evening. Board members will not respond to questions or comments during public communications, but the Board President may refer matters of concern to the Superintendent for review and recommendations.
7. Treasurer's report - Stacy Pifer
8. Director of Marketing and Communications report - Teresa Abram
9. Executive Director of Instructional Development (Fred) report - Ken McKee
10. Director of Business and Industry Services and Adult Career Development report - Morgan Gould

a. Discussion and possible board action on the 2024-25 ACD Class Tuition Schedule.
b. Discussion and possible board action on the FY25 BIS/ACD Contract Training Tuition Schedule.

11. Director of Maintenance and Purchasing report - Justin Neeley

a. Discussion and possible board action to purchase new HVAC units for the new Cosmetology and Multi-media programs in Building 100.
b. Discussion and possible board action to purchase/install new duct work for the new Cosmetology and Multi-Media programs in Building 100.

12. Superintendent's report - Clarence Fortney

a. Next regular board meeting is March 5, 2024.

13. New Business: New business refers to any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting of the agenda. Okla. Stat. tit. 25, Sec. 311(A)(9).
14. Proposed executive session to discuss:

a. Discussion on the employment of Administrative personnel for FY25.
b. Discussion on retirement of Terry Gatlin, Grounds Keeper/Custodian, effective March 31, 2024.
c. Discussion on the retirement of Candie Morgan, Purchasing Agent, effective July 31, 2024.
d. Discussion on employment of candidate as Part-Time Food Service Worker for FY24.
e. Discussion on employment of candidate as Evening Custodian for FY24.
f. Discussion on employment of candidate as EMT / Firefighter Training Instructor for FY24.
g. Possible employment of part-time personnel, part-time ACD and BIS personnel for FY24 as listed on agenda item so the board can return to open session to vote on employment matters discussed.

Executive session authority: 25 Okla. Stat. Sec. 307(B)(1) and (7).

15. Vote to convene in executive session
16. Acknowledge board's return to open session
17. Statement of executive session minutes
18. Action Items

a. Discussion and possible board action on the employment of Administrative personnel for FY25.
b. Discussion and possible board action on the retirement of Terry Gatlin, Grounds Keeper/Custodian, effective March 31, 2024.
c. Discussion and possible board action on the retirement of Candie Morgan, Purchasing Agent, effective July 31, 2024.
d. Discussion and possible board action on the employment of candidate as Part-Time Food Service Worker for FY24.
e. Discussion and possible board action on the employment of candidate as Evening Custodian for FY24.
f. Discussion and possible board action on the employment of candidate as EMT / Firefighter Training Instructor for FY24.
g. Discussion and possible board action on employment of part-time personnel, part-time ACD and BIS personnel for FY24.

19. Vote to adjourn

The agenda was posted in the front entry way of Building 100 of the Lawton campus on February 5, 2024 before 4:00 PM by the Minutes Clerk of the Board of Education.

Stacy Pifer, Minutes Clerk