SOUTHWEST TECHNOLOGY CENTER
DISTRICT #27
711 WEST TAMARACK
ALTUS, OKLAHOMA 73521-1500

The Southwest Technology Center Board of Education met in regular session at 711 W. Tamarack, Altus, Oklahoma, in the Board Room, on January 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting was held in accordance with the open meeting law and notice was duly filed. Those present were Board Members: Mark Nichols, Dennis Vernon, Katy Butchee, and Dottie Bobo; Board Attorney, Grant Kincannon; Superintendent/CEO, Dale Latham; Chief Operating Officer, Ericka Wiginton; Chief Financial Officer, Cassie Farr; Business and Industry Services Director, Kerry Evans; Metal Fab Instructor, Casey Rowland; and Board Minutes Clerk, Andrea Nichols.

1. Mark Nichols, Board President, called the meeting to order at 4:34 p.m.

2. Roll was called. Present were: Mark Nichols, Dennis Vernon, Katy Butchee, and Dottie Bobo. Not present was: Barbara Burge.

3. Open Discussion: None

4. A motion was made by Dennis Vernon and seconded by Katy Butchee to make the agenda an official part of the minutes. The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

5. A motion was made by Katy Butchee and seconded by Dottie Bobo to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2019 regular board meeting. The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

6. A motion was made by Katy Butchee and seconded by Dennis Vernon to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2019 regular board meeting. The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

7. The Board reviewed the financial reports as presented by Chief Financial Officer, Cassie Farr.

8. A motion was made by Dennis Vernon and seconded by Katy Butchee to approve the transfer of funds in the amount of $7,530.77 from the Activity Fund – Clearing Account to the General Fund. The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

9. The Board reviewed the presentation of Metal Fabrication as presented by Metal Fabrication instructor, Casey Rowland.

10. A motion was made by Dennis Vernon and seconded by Dottie Bobo to approve the resignation of Board member, Barbara Burge. The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

11. A motion was made by Dennis Vernon and seconded by Katy Butchee to approve the FY20 encumbrances (purchase orders # 20383 – 20391; 70071) and change orders as listed on 11 Dec 2019 – 07 Jan 2020 FY20 Change Order Report. The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

FY19: $65,922.23

12. New Business:
Mr. Latham reminded the board about the upcoming Quail Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and that he would like to reserve airline tickets for attendees.

Mr. Latham invited the board members to the SWTC LPN graduation to be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 on campus at 7 p.m.

13. The SWTC Board reviewed the Business and Industry report as presented by Kerry Evans.

14. The SWTC Board was briefed on the Chief Operating Officer’s report as presented by Ericka Wiginton.

15. The SWTC Board reviewed the Superintendent/CEO’s report as presented by Superintendent/CEO, Dale Latham.

16. A motion was made by Dottie Bobo and seconded by Katy Butchee to enter into Executive Session to discuss
• Employment of a part time adjunct instructor and substitute instructors [25 O.S. Section § 307 (B) (1)] • Performance Evaluation and employment contract for the 2019-2020 school year for Superintendent, Dale Latham [25 O.S. Section § 307 (B)(1)]

The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

Entered Executive Session at 5:10 p.m.

Those present were board members: Mark Nichols, Dennis Vernon, Katy Butchee, and Dottie Bobo; board attorney, Grant Kincannon; and Superintendent/CEO, Dale Latham.

Mr. Latham left executive session at 5:17 p.m.

17. A motion was made by Katy Butchee and seconded by Dottie Bobo to reconvene into Regular Session. The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

Reconvened into Regular Session at 6:14 p.m.

Upon returning from Executive Session, Board President, Mark Nichols reported the Board discussed the employment issue as listed in agenda item 16 with no action in Executive Session.

18. i. A motion was made by Dennis Vernon and seconded by Dottie Bobo to take action as appropriate on the following items:
• Employment of a part time adjunct instructor and substitute instructors as follows: Sharon Brown, Jack Diltz, Shelby Broaddus, and Jenny McLemore
The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

ii. A motion was made by Dottie Bobo and seconded by Dennis Vernon to take action as appropriate on the following:
• Performance Evaluation and employment contract for the 2020-2021 school year for Superintendent, Dale Latham
The following vote was recorded: Mark Nichols – Aye; Dennis Vernon – Aye; Katy Butchee – Aye; Dottie Bobo – Aye. Motion carried.

19. Since all agenda items were covered, Board President, Mark Nichols adjourned the meeting at 6:23 p.m.

Minutes prepared by: Andrea Nichols, Minutes Clerk.