PPS School Board Members

Fred Sordahl

President Fred Sordahl

Paul Melchior

Vice President Paul Melchior

Wes Miller

Clerk Wes Miller

Mr. Robertson

Member Dean Robertson

Mr. Perry

Member Branson Perry

Monday, October 3, 2022
Regular Board Meeting


Board of Education Room

Education Service Center

405 S.W. 1st Street

Pryor, OK 74361

6:30 P.M.


Call to Order

Appointed Belinda Jones as Minutes Clerk and Darla Heston as Deputy Minutes Clerk for the remainder

of the 2022-2023 school year.

Pledge of Allegiance

Review and Approval Minutes of September 6, 2022

There was no Public Comment

Hearing on School District Budget for 2022-2023 School Year.


Spring 2022 State Testing Results

Consent Agenda

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Encumbrance Report & Other Expense Reports for 2022-2023

Approval of School District Budget for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approval of sub-accounts, fundraisers, amendments, and raffles for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approval of Gifted and Talented Plan for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approval of Pryor Public School Crisis Plan for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approval of continuing agreement with EAB to participate in the District Leadership Forum for the term

of one year from October 2022 until October 2023.

Approval of Cost Per Image Agreements with Network Enhancement Systems, Inc. (NES) for copying

services for 2022-2023.


Approval of the District’s capacity to accept transfers for the quarter beginning October 1, 2022.

Approval for the wrestling team to use district transportation and travel out of state to Rogers, AR for

the dual meet scheduled for December 1, 2022.

Approval of declaring items presented in Appendix A and Appendix B as surplus.

Approval of agreement between Advantage Testing LLC and Pryor Public Schools for DOT Specimen

Collection and Breath Alcohol Testing.

Approve Consent Agenda Items A-L (These items may be approved by one Board motion, unless any

Board member desires to have a separate vote on any or all of these items).

Action Items

Motion and vote to enter into executive session for the following purposes: (1) pursuant to tit. 25,


§307B.1 to discuss the following items: Any resignations or retirements tendered. Kristi Scalf-

Retirement. Hiring the following Non-Certified Personnel for the 2022-2023 school year: Larry Clifton-

Concessions Assistant, Baily Graham- Student Custodian.


Return to Open Session

Statement of executive session minutes

Voted to approve or not approve any resignations or retirements tendered.

Voted to approve the hiring the following Personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. Non-Certified

Positions: Larry Clifton- Concession Assistant, Baily Graham- Student Custodian. All personnel will be

hired by one vote unless any Board member desires to have a separate vote on any or all listed


Voted to approve hiring staff for the Tiger Pride After School Program as presented.

Voted to approve a one time $1500 incentive payment for certified and non-certified personnel for the

2022-2023 school year.

Voted to approve extra duty and salary adjustments as submitted for the 2022-2023 school year.

Voted to approve revisions to the following Board Policies: Student Transfers; Use of Multiple

Occupancy Restrooms and Changing Areas.

Voted to approve allowing the District Treasurer to invest any of the district’s available cash funds in

the district’s own non-payable warrants from funds which are depleted within the current fiscal year.

Voted to approve a Joint Annexation Resolution to annex the Osage School District to the Pryor School

District, which Resolution will authorize and direct the State Superintendent of Schools to call an

election of the voters of the Osage School District to approve or reject such proposed annexation.


Voted to approve the adoption of new school board districts for school board elections as mandated by

Oklahoma law.

Discussed the Pryor Board of Education attending the National School Board Association’s National


Superintendent’s Report

The school year is off to a very smooth start, and we are thankful that COVID-19 is not affecting our

operations to the extent that it did in the past. Last week was a busy one in the district with Dr.

Wanda Creel from Studer Education in to conduct focus groups with staff, students, parents, and

community members to kick off our strategic planning initiative. Dr. Creel will share her report soon,

and it will be presented to the Board. The district’s Homecoming Open House at the high school last

Friday was a success. We enjoyed welcoming guests and alumni.

New Business

Approved Trevin Helmuth to use district transportation to travel to Arkansas to pick up a new trailer

that has been purchased for the district on October 4, 2022.