BOE Special Meeting January 7, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Complete agenda can be accessed here.
Financial Services Update
–Meeting Adjourned–Commentary on the Budget Cuts from Financial Services Director Andy EvansThe Office of Enterprise Management Services (OMES) declared a revenue shortfall on December 23, 2015. The shortfall is due to the loss of income due to the price of petroleum products and the cascading effect that is occurring in Oklahoma’s revenues. The revenues continue to slump in the area of sales tax, gross production and motor vehicle collections. The net result is that due to the requirement to produce a balanced budget, the revenue shortfall has created a serious gap in available funds for disbursements.The SDE had original request directives to reduce state aid by 3% and the Flex Benefit by 3%. Due to the concern for district finances, the SDE is proposing thisalternate budget scenario.The net total losses as proposed by the SDE to OMES include the following:
Events, scholarships, contests and other opportunities for December and beyond.
I know June can be crazy as you close out your year, but I hope you’ve found time here and there to relax and get some rest. We’ve got some great things happening here at the OPSRC, and we’re looking forward to working with you this next school year.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center recommends that all families have—and share with their children’s school—a family preparedness plan. Such a plan outlines who is responsible for the care and custody of minor children in the event of an arrest, detainment or other happening that would make parents unavailable to their children.
We at OPSRC pride ourselves on providing high-quality professional development for our member schools, and in the coming school year, our goal is to greatly increase the number of PD opportunities to which those teachers and leaders have access.