A 17-member board governs and operates the school. The Board was created through a unique partnership between the Oklahoma City Public Schools and Oklahoma City Quality Schools, a non-profit organization. Six members were appointed by Oklahoma City Public Schools and six by Oklahoma City Quality Schools. The initial members selected and appointed three additional board members. Additionally, the University of Oklahoma, the charter sponsor, appointed two non-voting directors to serve on the board. The JRCES board is responsible for all aspects of planning, governance and operation of the school.

The JRCES Board of Directors:

Lawrence Baines, Ph.D., Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma

Mickey Clagg, President, Midtown Renaissance

Joe Clytus, Utilities Information Services

Justin Ellis, Hunter Engineering

David Greenwell, RSM

Nathaniel Harding, Harding and Shelton Exploration

Phil Horning, Vice chairperson and former Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Member – District 3

Kirk Humphreys, Chairman, The Humphreys Co., former mayor of Oklahoma City

Stanley Hupfeld, Chairman, INTEGRIS Family of Foundations

Carrie JacobsOklahoma Education Association and Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Member – District 3

Robin Johnson, Retired Educator

Gary Jones, Director, Jones Consulting Group

Cristina McQuistion, Vice President, OGE Energy Corp. Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement

Bob Ross, President and CEO, Inasmuch Foundation

Charifa Smith, Executive Director, Federal Judicial Learning Center and Museum

 Lyndon Taylor, Executive Vice President and General Counsel Devon Energy Corporation

 Gail Vines, Owner, Flips Wine Bar & Trattoria

SCHOOL POLICIES

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Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting Dates 

12:00 pm

John W. Rex Charter Elementary School
500 W. Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

To view the agenda for each meeting, click on the expandable listing below:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1. Call to Order & Welcome 


2. Presentations:

a. Anschutz Foundation donation recognition with Chris Reen, President & Publisher of The Oklahoman Media Company

3. Consent Agenda:

The following items concern reports and items of a routine nature normally approved at Board meetings. They will be considered and voted on together as a group with one vote; provided that any Board member may ask that one or more items be considered and voted on separately. The Consent Agenda includes discussion, consideration, and possible action upon the following items:a. Approval of Minutes from

a. Approval of Minutes from November, 2016 meeting
b. Approval of November 2016, December 2016, & January 2017 Financial Reports
c. Approval of Purchase Orders FY17 #77-84 and any changes for any prior existing purchase orders.

4. Reports from Committees:

a. Community Outreach:  Stanley Hupfeld
b. Development:  Nathaniel Harding
c. Education: Phil Horning / Bob Ross (Co-Chairs)
d. Finance & Operations: David Greenwell

5. Report from Head of School

6. Report from Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett CPAs regarding the 2015-16 audit.

7. Consideration of and possible vote on motion to accept the report for the 2015-16 audit 
from Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett CPAs.

8. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve the audit contract and engagement letter with Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett, CPAs for the 2016-17 audit.

9. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve Supplemental Appropriations for 2016-17.

10. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve the 2017-18 School Calendar and School Hours.

11. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve JRCES as an “hours” school for the purposes of calculating instructional time and school calendar development for 2017-18.

12. New business

13. Board Member Comments

14. Public participation: 


All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public, and any regular meeting shall include an opportunity for the public to address the Board. Presentations under “Public Comments” are limited to three (3) minutes. Where several people wish to address the same subject, a spokesperson must be selected. The Board Chairman may interrupt and terminate any presentation that is not in accordance with any of these criteria. Board members may not respond to speakers’ comments.

15. Adjourn

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1. Call to Order & Welcome

2. Presentations:

a. Jump Rope for Heart
b. Odyssey of the Mind Team
c. Enrollment & Lottery Update for 2017-18

3. Consent Agenda: 


The following items concern reports and items of a routine nature normally approved at Board meetings. They will be considered and voted on together as a group with one vote; provided that any Board member may ask that one or more items be considered and voted on separately. The Consent Agenda includes discussion, consideration, and possible action upon the following items:

The following items concern reports and items of a routine nature normally approved at Board meetings. They will be considered and voted on together as a group with one vote; provided that any Board member may ask that one or more items be considered and voted on separately. The Consent Agenda includes discussion, consideration, and possible action upon the following items:a. Approval of Minutes from

a. Approval of Minutes from February, 2017 meeting
b. Approval of February 2017 & March 2017 Financial Reports
c. Approval of Purchase Orders FY17 #85-88 and any changes for any prior existing purchase orders.
4. Reports from Committees:

4. Reports from Committees:

a. Community Outreach Stanley Hupfeld
b. Development Nathaniel Harding
c. Education Phil Horning / Bob Ross (Co-Chairs)
d. Finance & Operations David Greenwell

5. Report from Head of School

6. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve Temporary Appropriations for 2017-18.7. Consideration and possible vote on

7. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve Activity Account Fun Run sub-account.8. Consideration and possible vote on

8. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve transfer of funds from Activity Account Commissions sub-account to Fun Run sub-account.9. Consideration and possible vote on

9. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve MAS 2017-18 software service agreements.10. Information Item: Expiring/vacant board seats:

10. Information Item: Expiring/vacant board seats:

a. OKCPS Appointees’ Terms Expiring: Robin Johnson & Gail Vines (Expires June 2017)
b. OKC Quality Schools Appointees’ Terms Expiring: David Greenwell & Xavier Neira (Expires June 2017)
c. Independent Appointee’s Term Expiring: Stan Hupfeld (Expires June 2017)
d. OKC Quality Schools Appointee Resignation: Lyndon Taylor (Seat Expires 2019)

11. New business

12. Board Member Comments

13. Public participation: 


All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public, and any regular meeting shall include an opportunity for the public to address the Board. Presentations under “Public Comments” are limited to three (3) minutes. Where several people wish to address the same subject, a spokesperson must be selected. The Board Chairman may interrupt and terminate any presentation that is not in accordance with any of these criteria. Board members may not respond to speakers’ comments.

14. Adjourn

Thursday, June 15, 2017

 1. Call to Order & Welcome
2. Consent Agenda: The following items concern reports and items of a routine nature normally approved at Board meetings. They will be considered and voted on together as a group with one vote; provided that any Board member may ask that one or more items be considered and voted on separately. The Consent Agenda includes discussion, consideration, and possible action upon the following items:

a. Approval of Minutes from April 20, 2017 meeting
b. Approval of Financial Reports for April 2017 & May 2017
c. Approval of Purchase Orders #89-93 and any changes to any prior existing purchase orders
d. Approval of open and/or emergency transfers
e. Contract renewal with the following vendors:

1) All Access Arts: Arts Council Oklahoma City (ACOKC) to provide art education for 2017-18 school year
2) Candor PR for public relations and fundraising support services for the 2017-18 school year
3) Educational Administrative Services for federal programs, special education, child nutrition, financial and 
administrative planning services for the 2017-18 school year
4) Hickman Law Group for legal services for the 2017-18 school year
5) Keystone Foodservice for child nutrition services for the 2017-18 school year
6) Michael K. Lacy, Ph.D. for school psychological services for the 2017-18 school year
7) Oklahoma Building Services (OBS) for janitorial services and supplies for the 2017-18 school year
8) Oklahoma Consulting and Accounting Services, LLC (OCAS) in affiliation with Jenkins & Kemper, CPAs, P.C., 
to perform accounting and consulting services including treasurer, payroll and accounts payable services for 2017-18
9) Pagonis Holdings, LLC for faculty & staff parking lot rental for the 2017-18 school year
10) Word of Mouth SLP Services for speech/language services for the 2017-18 school year
11) YMCA/Downtown Branch to operate before/after childcare in JRCES facility for the 2017-18 school year3. Reports from Committees:

3. Reports from Committees:

a. Community Outreach Stanley Hupfeld
b. Development Nathaniel Harding
c. Education Phil Horning / Bob Ross (Co-Chairs)
a. Finance & Operations David Greenwell

4. Report from Head of School

5. Consideration of and possible vote on approval of quotes from Beckman Company for insurance coverage with Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group (OSIG) for $16,759 & workers compensation insurance with Oklahoma School Assurance Group (OSAG) for $6,670
for school year 2017-18.

6. Consideration of and possible vote on approval of authorized financial roles for school year 2017-18.

7. Consideration of and possible vote on approval of the school operational budget for school year 2017-18.











8. Discussion and possible action on appointments to the John Rex board:

a. OKCPS Appointees for seats currently held by Robin Johnson & Gail Vines (Expires June 2017)
b. OKC Quality Schools Appointees:

1. Reappoint David Greenwell to a term to expire in June 2020
2. Appoint Mickey Clagg to 3-year term to expire in June 2020 (fills the seat vacated by Xavier Neira at end of term)

c. Reappoint Independent Appointee Stanley Hupfeld to 3-year term to expire June 2020

9. Executive Session: 
(A) Vote to convene into executive session for the purpose of discussing the employment and contracts for Dr. Joe Pierce, Head of School and Molly Goldsworthy, Assistant Head of School pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2); (B) Board acknowledges return to open session; and (C) Executive session minutes compliance statement.

10. Approval of employment contracts for Dr. Joe Pierce, Head of School and Molly Goldsworthy, Assistant Head of School

11. Board Member Comments

12. New Business

13. Public Participation: All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public, and any regular meeting shall include an opportunity for the public to address the Board. Presentations under “Public Comments” are limited to three (3) minutes. Where several people wish to address the same subject, a spokesperson must be selected. The Board Chairman may interrupt and terminate any presentation that is not in accordance with any of these criteria. Board members may not respond to speakers’ comments.

14. Adjourn

Thursday, July 20, 2017

1. Call to Order & Welcome

2. Consent Agenda: The following items concern reports and items of a routine nature normally approved at Board meetings.  They will be considered and voted on together as a group with one vote; provided that any Board member may ask that one or more items be considered and voted on separately.  The Consent Agenda includes discussion, consideration, and possible action upon the following items:

Approval of Minutes from June 15, 2017 meeting

Approval of Financial Reports for June 2017

Approval of Purchase Orders FY18 #1-67 and any changes to any prior existing purchase orders

Approval of emergency transfers

3. Reports from Committees:

a. Community Outreach Stanley Hupfeld

b. Development  Nathaniel Harding

c. Education Phil Horning / Bob Ross (Co-Chairs)

d. Finance & Operations David Greenwell

4. Report from Head of School

5. Consideration of and possible vote on approval of meal prices for school year 2017-18.

6. Consideration of and possible vote on approval of all School Activity accounts & sub-accounts for school year 2017-18.

7. Discussion of any appointments to the John Rex board: 

a. OKCPS Appointees for seats currently held by Robin Johnson & Gail Vines (Expires June 2017)

b. OKC Quality Schools Appointee for seat previously held by Lyndon Taylor (Resigned/Seat Expires 2019)

8. Board Member Comments

9. New Business

10. Public Participation: All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public, and any regular meeting shall include an opportunity for the public to address the Board. Presentations under “Public Comments” are limited to three (3) minutes. Where several people wish to address the same subject, a spokesperson must be selected. The Board Chairman may interrupt and terminate any presentation that is not in accordance with any of these criteria. Board members may not respond to speakers’ comments.

11. Adjourn

Thursday, September 21, 2017

1. Call to Order & Welcome

2. Consent Agenda: The following items concern reports and items of a routine nature normally approved at Board meetings.  They will be considered and voted on together as a group with one vote; provided that any Board member may ask that one or more items be considered and voted on separately.  The Consent Agenda includes discussion, consideration, and possible action upon the following items:

a. Approval of Minutes from July 20, 2017 meeting

b. Approval of August 2017 Financial Reports

c. Approval of Purchase Orders #68-72 and any changes to any prior existing purchase orders d. Approval of additional emergency

d. Approval of additional emergency transfers

e. Approval of transfer of funds from the Fun Run Activity Fund (824) to the General Fund

3. Reports from Committees:

a. Community Outreach

b. Education & Technology

c. Development

d. Finance & Operations

4. Report  from Head of School

5. Discussion of and possible vote to approve John Rex Charter Elementary School PTA sanctioning application for 2017-18.

6. Discussion of and possible vote to approve Curriculum Advisory Steering Committee including the following sub-committees:

a. Gifted-Talented Advisory

b. Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA) & Title I

c. Healthy and Fit School Advisory & Safe Schools

7. Discussion of and possible vote to approve Estimate of Needs for 2017-2018.

8. Board member comments

9. New business

10. Public participation:  All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public, and any regular meeting shall include an 
opportunity for the public to address the Board. Presentations under “Public Comments” are limited to three (3) minutes. Where several people wish to address the same subject, a spokesperson must be selected. The Board Chairman may interrupt and terminate any presentation that is not in accordance with any of these criteria. Board members may not respond to speakers’ comments.

11. Adjourn

Thursday, November 16, 2017