The Woodward Board of Education approved an updated Certified Salary Scale for 2019-2020. The update allows the hiring of teachers with a bachelors degree, with zero years of experience, starting at $40,000.

According to Superintendent Kyle Reynolds, the increase will help make Woodward more competitive and encourage new teachers to come teach in Woodward.

The majority of items voted on during the regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening were annual contracts and agreements, updated for the upcoming school year including:

Legal Assistance Program agreement between WPS and the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA).

Memorandum of Understanding between High Plains Technology Center and Woodward Schools for the Middle School Technical Application Project.

The OPAA! Food Management Inc. agreement for 2019-2020 for Child Nutrition Program outsourcing.

The board approved a request for State Aid and/or Federal Fund to be used in the General Fund followed by approval of the temporary appropriation for fiscal year 2019-2020.

The resolution for Schools and Libraries Universal Services (E-Rate) for 2019-2020 was approved before the board moved on to name McCarren Caputa as an adjunct teacher for Woodward High School Drama. She will cover one hour each day and competitive extra-curricular performances for the 2019-2020 school year.

The board approved cosigners for the WPS Activity Fund Account followed by contract salaries for 2018-2019 Summer STREAM; students, bus drivers, child nutrition workers, paraprofessionals, certified teachers and directors.

During an executive session, the board discussed Superintendent Kyle Reynold’s quarterly evaluation.