Board of Education sets committee and dates April 6 meeting

by Charles Gerian

Note: In the printed edition the April 13 rescheduled meeting is incorrectly dated in March. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Blackwell Board of Education met this past Monday where they renewed and approved several contracts and strategies.

The Board renewed agreements with Schneider Electric, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, Gabbart Communications for web hosting, and the Otis Elevator Company for the annual inspection of site elevators.

The Board then moved, as the last item of the consent agenda, to appoint their Internal Activities Review Committee which consists of a Vocational teacher (Hanna O'Donnell), a Music teacher (J Wayne Hudson), Teacher-Coach (Bobby Miller), HS Teacher (Jenny Paul), MS Principal (Becky Miller), and a MS Teacher (Jennifer Lambert).

Onto Board action, the BOE approved raises for custodians, maintenance, and mechanical workers as well as the hiring for a construction manager for the Central Office roofing project.

The Board also rescheduled their April 13 meeting for April 6

Following brief reports from the site principals and outgoing Superintendent Rod Reese, the Board convened into Executive Session to discuss the contract for the newly hired Superintendent Shawn Haskins. The Board convened 30 minutes later after discussing the contract, and adjourned.