**This post has been updated to reflect our current board members (10-16-18)
As I travel the state and meet with school leaders, I am often asked a variation of the question “who funds you and why do they do it?” I am always happy to answer this question and would like to take a moment to share my answer on our blog. As you can see on our website here, the OPSRC receives financial support from the following organizations:
These four foundations provided the funding to start the organization, and they each nominate a representative on the OPSRC’s board. These board members can be found our website here, but I’ll list them out in the blog as well:
Robert J. Ross Chair
President and CEO | Inasmuch Foundation and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Senior Program Officer | George Kaiser Family Foundation
Executive Director | Arkansas Public School Resource Center
School Leader | KIPP Reach College Prep
Executive Director | Oklahoma Youth Expo
State Director for USDA Rural Development in Oklahoma | United States Department of Agriculture
Adrian Beverage Treasurer
Government Relations Director, Chief Lobbyist | Oklahoma Bankers Association
President | Digimedia
The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in in March 2017 raised the bar on the standard educators must set for student progress for children on individualized education programs (IEPs).
In addition to our regularly scheduled professional development, our team has been actively visiting schools across the state to provide trainings by request.