Over the past two years, we have had to face many difficult issues when it comes to finance. The 2/23/17 state school board meeting gave us even more news that is not pleasant. Our biggest issue right now is trying to navigate financial issues through the rest of the year. Here are a few things we know beyond doubt:
i. February is 63%, the month of February is 9%
ii. March is 72%, the month of March is 9%
iii. April is 81%, the month of April is 9%
iv. May is 91%, the month of May is 10%
v. June is 100%, the month of June is 8%
About a year ago, we traveled with a small group from Oklahoma City to Indianapolis to explore the potential of collective impact. “This work moves at the speed of trust,” we were told and “data should be used as a flashlight, not a hammer.”
Sometimes that is easier said than done, especially in education. My analogy for this is Chocolate Cake--and why not? Everyone (or 99.2% of the folks I know) likes chocolate cake!
The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, has dismissed the federal claims against Caney Valley Schools and denied the motion for a permanent injunction with respect to the school district’s refusal to allow a senior student to wear an eagle feather in her graduation cap Griffith v. Caney Valley Pub. Schs., 15-CV-273-GKF-FHM (N.D. Okla. 01/05/16).
A variety of Oklahoma's education-related news from the week.