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:
Anyone can eat an elephant… one bite at a time! One of my mentor teachers told me this early in my career, and it is a mantra I use in just about every facet of my life but more often than not in an educational setting.
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 whole summer--yes, the ENTIRE summer--sounds like a lot of time for planning and reflection. But as we all know, before you can turn around it’s the night before you return to your pre-school professional development days.
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.