We've had quite a few conversations lately about mid-term adjustments and want to share our recommendations with as many of you as possible. We urge you to go back through your numbers to ensure your counts are correct. The most consistent issue we hear is that the economically disadvantaged weight was not as high as expected. This is an issue that needs to be addressed if you lost students in this area. The issue is probably a lack of communication between buildings; therefore, always compare notes. If one member of a family is on free and reduced lunch, other family members are as well. It doesn’t hurt for those who enter the numbers to verify they are accurately entering all families into the system.
On another topic, as we move into spring and prepare for the state testing window, make sure to do a system check on your computers and network. There is absolutely nothing worse than coming up on the first day of testing and having computer or connectivity issues. This is also the time of year to make sure that your filter is properly set up and isn’t blocking out the test software.
We can provide issues on both of these topics, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need support.
Keep your parents informed when a situation arises in your district.
Welcome back! We hope you had a restful, relaxing summer and are ready to get back to all of the students anxiously awaiting your return!
We continue facing many difficult issues when it comes to finance.
The end of January brings February and the legislative session. The past three years have brought significant stress during the legislative session, but it does appear Oklahoma is in the midst of recovery. January 24th was the first time in a long time that the U.S. crude oil benchmark.