The Oklahoma Board of Equalization met last week and acted on several issues that may impact education funding in FY21. Afterward, the governor held a press conference to discuss OMES's state revenue forecast:
The resultant choices the legislature faces are difficult at best. The question seems to be whether or not it is better to take the loss of allocation now or spread it over the next three years. We won't know the direct impact on State Aid and other state-funded revenues until after the state budget is negotiated and the legislative process for approving the budget is completed.
Because of the uncertainty in the state’s revenue status, caution is essential in building FY21 district budgets. It is important to examine the following:
The Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC) has named Carole Kelley as its new director of teaching and learning.
Happy 2016!! As I welcome in the new year, I always begin the “cleanse”–going through closets and chunking items I no longer want or that fit, ridding the kitchen cabinets of expired food and actually wiping off the refrigerator shelves (can finally see them after all of the holiday food is out). I know for many this is a time of the 21-day “diet-cleanse,” renewed gym memberships and even the 21-day “financial cleanse.”
How do you talk to your students when tragic events occur?