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July 13, 2014

Board to fill several teaching vacancies

Woodward, Okla. — Items on the Woodward Board of Education agenda each month are typically listed by letters of the alphabet.

For the July 14 meeting virtually all the letters are in use as board members will go through a lengthy agenda on Monday. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the videoconference room at the administration building, 1023 10th St.

A big part of the agenda will include filling open teaching and staff positions at the district's various schools.

An executive session is scheduled to discuss hiring several teachers, a bus driver and formally hiring Kyle Reynolds as superintendent.

Positions being filled include:

Middle school: band/high school assistant band director, English, science, reading/coach, social studies/coach, ISD supervisor.

Early Childhood Center: Library paraprofessional, three first grade teachers, two kindergarten teachers, pre-k teacher and assistant principal.

Counselor at Cedar Heights

High school: English, science, social studies/coach, math/science.

Horace Mann: Two third grade teachers.

Before all that, board members will take up 21 action topics, most of them fairly routine to get the school year started.

One, though, is a resolution in support of enhancements to Boomer Stadium, primarily including an artificial surface. There have been private fundraising efforts ongoing to improve the stadium.

Board members all also approve handbooks, temporary appropriations, financial reports and more.

Items also include recommendations on vendors for the child nutrition program, office supplies, maintenance supplies and sanitation services.

The board will take up a proposed recommendation for an exclusive beverage contract with Coca-Cola, and will also take up the recommended bid for radio broadcasting rights.

A lengthy consent agenda includes various reports, service agreements, calendar revisions and approval of the certified administrative salary scale.

Under an old business item, board members are to consider a recommendation for resurfacing track at the high school.

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Sharon-Mutual's Board of Education will also hold is monthly meeting on Monday at 6:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria at Mutual.

A 22-item agenda will greet board members, with most of the agenda centered on routine times needing approval for the start of the school year.

An executive session is planned to discuss some hires and action items are on those positions are on the agenda following the executive session.

Among the hires are a janitorial position, an elementary teacher and approving the adjunct status of a seventh grade science teacher.

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