This is one of the most important months of the year for school finances, so please remember that this is the time be proactive rather than reactive. The numbers you collect for your reports due October 1, 2016 will reflect on your detail student weights in the WADM for your district later this year.
Further, it is vitally important that you tie all of the free and reduced students in a family together. If one family member receives this designation, then all of the students in that family receive the designation even if they don’t use it. The G/T counts need to get started now in case you have to test students; the same procedure applies with special education students. Also, determining the students on the transportation report requires looking at location and distance from one point in the district.
This first week of May marks Teacher Appreciation Week, so I hope you will take time to communicate your gratitude for the teachers who have helped shape your life and who are shaping your children's lives.
It’s official: summer is here! Hopefully, you are looking forward to some well-deserved downtime with your family and with colleagues. Not being a warm weather fan, I am already looking forward to the fall with its college football and Indian tacos at the Oklahoma State Fair.
Do you have trouble keeping track of your favorite websites and articles? Is you bookmark list out of control? Are you having trouble finding that great blog post you wanted to share? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is hope. Here are some suggested applications that might help organize that clutter.
The OPSRC tech team went to San Francisco this past week for the Google Next Conference, and it was not only a great time in cool San Francisco weather, but it was also a great learning opportunity for us. We picked up a lot of things that we’re eager to share with you.