The Grove School Board will meet in executive session on Tuesday, Jan. 9, to discuss Superintendent Sandy Coaly’s evaluation.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Grove Administration Building located on 210 S. Broadway.

The board also plans to discuss in executive session the applications for the superintendent’s position.

A special meeting is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Grove Administration Building where the board will discuss superintendent applications. Coaly, who has been an educator for 41 years, will retire June 30, 2018.

Other employment issues include hiring a 7-hour cook, transferring a 7-hour cafeteria cook to a 7-hour cafeteria clerk, hiring a school nurse and a full-time day custodian.

The board will also vote to approve a quote on Clear Touch Interactive Touch Panels.

In financial business, the board will vote to approve transferring $1,470 from Band activity account to a Band Trip account.

PAC Open House

The open house celebration for the Grove Public Schools Performing Arts Center will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the PAC on the campus of Grove High School. The event is open to the public and will include a performance by the Grove High School Concert Band.

Did You Know?

Friday, Jan. 19 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 13, annual school election and primary for the county commissioner for district 1.

In Grove, voters will have two items on the ballot: the school board election (Reneé Diver and Karen Dyer, candidates) and the district 1 commission seat (David Poindexter and Steve Rowe, candidates).

Voters must be at least 18-years of age, reside within the district and be residents of Oklahoma to be eligible to vote in those races.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms may be mailed to to the county election board office, and will be accepted if postmarked no later than midnight Friday, Jan. 19. Those postmarked after Jan. 19, will be accepted but not processed until after the Feb. 13 election.

Voter registration applications are available at the County Election Board office, on 225 South Fifth Street, Jay, at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries within the county. Applications also are available at

For more information, persons interested may call Dixie Smith, county election secretary, at 918-253-8762.