As we move into November, the potential for education funding changes are very obvious. We don’t really know how the recent ruling on motor vehicle taxes will affect distributions, and the possible revenue increase from 779 (if it passes) along with the increased likelihood of a fiscal year revenue failure will make this a very different spring. As we prepare for all of these eventualities, it is important to be working toward finding a consistent budgeting model to accommodate these eventualities.
Let’s look at the primary issues that are facing us in the immediate future:
How do you teach your students about these critically important words?
Happy New Year to you all! I hope your holidays were filled with peace and joy. With 2017 now underway, schools face some changes with ESSA compliance, as well as a U.S. Supreme Court ruling anticipated to issue a final determination on the U.S. Department of Education’s stance on Title IX’s applicability to gender identity.
The Oklahoma school finance picture is still cloudy with a continuing possibility of issues going forward. It is important to remember that as we move into the new fiscal year, we need to remember the lessons of the past year.
We all wish we had more opportunities for it. Whether you're facing time constraints or distance, OPSRC wants to help! Every year in August, we get many requests to travel to individual sites for professional development, and we want to continue meeting all your needs.