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Board Report - Dec. 9


Posted Date: 03/04/2020

Board Report - Dec. 9

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Board Approves Policy Revisions

The Board of Education on second reading Monday, December 9, unanimously approved various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board considered first approval at its previous meeting, Monday, November 11.

Some of the policy changes are as follows:

  • Policy 1960/Service Animals: Changes to the definition of service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and related procedures and requirements to be in compliance with federal policies;
  • Policy 3010/Purchasing and Procurement: Revisions regarding the sourcing process for public improvement and construction projects, including minor maintenance and minor report work to district property associated with recent change to Oklahoma law;
  • Policy 3015/Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement: Changes that specify that, whenever possible, the district purchase no less than 40% of paper by weight from a recycled source, in keeping with recent changes made to the Oklahoma State Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement Act.
  • Policy 3080/Fund Raising, Crowdfunding, Grants, and Donations: Procedural changes recommended for the approval and disbursement of donations.
  • Policy 3200/Travel Expense Approval, Documentation, and Reimbursement: An addition that provides for travel reimbursement for individuals participating in special District-sponsored events as District guests.
  • Policy 4026/Alcohol and Illegal Chemical Substance and Policy 4028/Alcohol and Drug Testing for Bus/CDL Drivers: Changes to the employee policy to ensure Union complies with recent changes to state law.
  • Policy 4060/Substitute Teachers and Policy 4062/Certification, Licensing, and Highly Qualified Status: Revisions to reflect the expanded number of days that substitutes are allowed to teach during the school year due to changes in state law.
  • Policy 5025/Attendance: State change for medical exemptions with regard to determining absences for accountability purposes; and a district change to only offer final exam exemptions to seniors at spring semester.
  • Policy 5030/Promotion, Placement, and Retention of Students: Changes to “Good Cause Exemptions” and Probationary Promotion of students related to Oklahoma’s Reading Sufficiency Act.

In a related action, the Board also unanimously authorized a revision to the attendance policy, #5025 – Attendance, which can be viewed here.

Board approves 2020 meeting dates

The Board approved its calendar of meeting dates for 2020, which is generally the second Monday of each month. The Board will meet at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

  • January 20, 2020 
  • February 10, 2020
  • March 9, 2020    
  • April 13, 2020     (NSBA is April 3-6, 2020)
  • May 11, 2020
  • June 8, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • August 10, 2020
  • September 14, 2020
  • October 12, 2020
  • November 9, 2020
  • December 14, 2020

Board approves purchase for new phone system

Board members approved the purchase of a new FortiVoice phone system for a total cost of $305,681.16 from United Systems.

This purchase will replace the phone system and the handsets from the following locations: Service Center, High School, Freshmen Academy, Eighth Grade Center, Sixth/Seventh Grade Center, Operations, Alternative Education, Boevers, Cedar Ridge, Darnaby, Grove, McAuliffe, Moore, Peters, and Rosa Parks.

The District has an aging Cisco phone system in many locations that requires maintenance for the software and support. As part of the 2019 Technology bond budget, two elementary schools and the Service Center were to be upgraded in order to provide up to data phones as well allow the district to eliminate PRI lines. However, while determining the upgrade path, a new solution was discovered by the same manufacturer as the district’s firewall. When investigating and evaluating the new solution, it was determined that all Cisco phones could be replaced for less than it would cost the District to renew support with Cisco and replace the phones as scheduled. This plan will allow the Technology department to replace every Cisco phone in the District with a new FortiVoice solution.

The purchase is divided into a hardware and a software purchase. The hardware purchase will cover all hardware needed to run system including voice gateways and handsets. This purchase includes all applicable licenses, various handsets, installation, as well as support.

Board approves architectural services for baseball/softball complex

Board members approved architectural services with Wallace Engineering in the amount of $181,412 for design services related to the baseball/softball complex renovation project.

The design work will allow Union to being the project after the spring sports seasons conclude. Included in the project will be installation of artificial turf on the fields with the required curbing and new fencing.

In a separate project, the Board approved low bids from Crossland Construction Co., for $164,744 to tear down the bleachers on the home stadium of Union Tuttle Stadium, as well as “scrape” the site of all existing facilities and utilities in preparation for raising a new stadium.

In other action, the Board:

  • Approved the purchase of 210 laptops from Trinity 4 for $78,960. The laptops will be used to augment testing purposes for the district at the secondary sites.
  • Accepted the 2018-2019 annual audit report by RSM US, LLP. “The audit is ‘unmodified,’ which is what we used to call a ‘clean report,’” said Trish Williams, Chief Financial Officer. In addition to the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report), the district was also required to perform an audit of Child Nutrition. “It was completed early, and there was nothing material,” said Williams.  

 

 

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