By CRAIG HALL
Lee Morris was selected as the president of the Heavener school board during the monthly meeting on Monday night.
Morris was previously serving in the same position with the board. Danny Yandell was selected as the vice president of the board while Jason Tiffee was tabbed as the clerk.
Morris, Yandell and Tiffee were present at the meeting. Brock Hardin and David Grubbs Jr., could not attend the meeting.
In the principal’s report, Diane Cox reported the second grade musical had to be rescheduled and the eighth grade students will be measured for caps and gowns on March 25.
High school principal Aaron Alexander gave an update on sports and said the FFA had a really good showing in the county livestock show. Heavener had the most hogs (17) make the premium sale, marking the first time in a long time anybody has done better than Spiro in the event.
Alexander also said nine HHS seniors will interview for the CASC scholar’s program.
The board made some changes to the calendar due to the snow days. The fifth professional day has been moved from Feb. 16 to March 30, allowing some of the teachers to attend the education rally at the courthouse. Also, the school will use excess time to make up for the missed days of Feb. 23, Feb. 24 and March 5.
The 2015-16 school calendar was approved with students reporting on Aug. 17.
Heavener’s 2013-2014 ACT report was approved. Heavener students scored slightly below the state average.
A building fund supplemental appropriation of $101,000 was approved for the new safe room at the west side school.
The board approved a contract with Municipal Accounting Services for 2015-16 in the amount of $451.51 per month for treasurer, payroll, appropriated, personnel and activity fund software.
A contract for auditing the schools with Kerry J. Patten, CPA to perform the audits of the 2014-15 financial statements and 2015-16 estimate of needs was given the okay by the board.
No resignations were received.
The board went into executive session to discuss hiring a temporary custodian. Tyler Hamner was selected by the board.