March 11, 2024, Board Meeting Notes:


All board members were present.


A. Evan Blasingame of Angel, Johnston & Blasingame, P.C. who co-led this year’s audit, provided information regarding the 2022-2023 audit. He covered the responsibilities of the auditors (Angel, Johnston & Blasingame, P.C.) and the responsibilities of the auditees (Piedmont Public Schools). The company has issued a good opinion of the sample of district financial statements.

B. Lisa Campbell, Assistant Superintendent, presented data regarding the spring Elementary School Improvement Plans. This presentation included information on state assessment data, cohort data to analyze trends in ELA and Mathematics across grade levels, and information on the Piedmont Literacy Continuum. She shared the S.M.A.R.T. goals for each site and celebrations and successes at our schools.

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C. Mark Melton, Executive Director of Secondary Education, presented data regarding the spring secondary School Improvement Plans. This presentation included information on grades on the State Report Card. A S.M.A.R.T. Goal for secondary schools is for Math and ELA scores to increase by 10% on state assessments. He reviewed data for ACT data, as well. Another S.M.A.R.T. Goal for secondary schools is to see ACT Composite scores increase to 20.6. He also shared celebrations and successes at our schools.

D. Brenda Davis, Executive Director of Academic Services, provided an update regarding identifying essential standards in math and reading. Ms. Davis shared the importance of our teachers owning this work and leading the process of identifying essentials. This provides a formula for new teachers to follow and helps teachers understand the core areas necessary for mastery.

Dr. Eichelberger stated that teachers are tasked with teaching an expanded set of standards and substandards. While we strive to cover as much content as possible, our primary focus is ensuring all students master the essential concepts. Identifying standards serves as a measurable benchmark and forms the foundation of our curriculum.


Dr. Eichelberger highlighted a few points in the district and school site updates provided to the board.


A. The board unanimously accepted the 2022-2023 Audit

B.- J. The board unanimously approved revisions to the following policies:

  • BJC-Evaluation of the Superintendent
  • CRT-Prohibition on Race and Sex Discrimination in Curriculum and Instruction
  • DE-R1-Salary Schedules
  • EGAA-Curriculum Development to combine/include EFAA-Textbook Selection and EHA-Basic Instructional Program
  • EHBE-Limited English Proficiency Instruction
  • EHDD-Concurrent Enrollment Student
  • EHDD-R-Concurrent Enrollment Student (Regulation)
  • FFA-R-Head Lice (Regulations)
  • FO-Student Discipline

The drafts of these policies will be finalized and added to the website by Monday, March 18th, 2024.

K. The board discussed a quote from Frontline Management for time and attendance timesheet management. This will take the place of paper timesheets district-wide. This was approved by the board. 


All items on the consent agenda were unanimously approved.


Jennifer Fuller, Piedmont Schools Chief Financial Officer, provided a financial report update to the board.


The board did not convene into executive session to discuss employment as listed in Attachment C. 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) 


A. The board unanimously approved employment as listed in Attachment C.


The board convened into executive session to conduct an ongoing evaluation of the Superintendent pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307 (B) (1).  


There was no new business.


The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

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