**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
Chances are, you've had reporters contact you about something that happened in your district for which they would like further information. But were you prepared?
The numbers don’t lie: 100 and 85 million! 100 is the age of author extraordinaire Beverly Cleary, whose birthday is today, and 85 million is how many copies of her books have sold.
Being neighborly costs nothing, but its value is beyond calculation. As I headed to the land of “Snowmegaddon” this past week to help my daughter with our 9-month old granddaughter, I witnessed many acts of random kindness as neighbors shoveled sidewalks and strangers gave up their airplane seats so parents & children could sit together.
As we move into November, the potential for ed funding changes are very obvious.