OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETING MINUTES
January 15, 2003 9:00 A.M.
Oklahoma State Capitol Building
Conference Room 412B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
|BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
||Pete Churchwell, Kenneth Bridges, Gerald Dickerson, Ron Dryden Ed Long, Don McCorkell, Karen Yarbrough, Sen. Penny Williams
|BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:
||Rep. Barbara Staggs
|OTHER REGULAR ATTENDEES:
||Office of Accountability Staff: Robert Buswell, Matt Hesser, Jerry Hsieh, Leonard Hall
|Call to Order and Roll Call:
Mr. Churchwell called the meeting to order at 9:00 am and declared a quorum present.
|Approval of Minutes:
Minutes of the December 18, 2002 meeting were approved as submitted.
|Report of FY 2003 Expenditures:
An expenditure report on the Educational Indicators Program was distributed to board members, with discussion from Mr. Buswell. Mr. Buswell then distributed a report on the Oklahoma School Performance Review budget. A short discussion followed.
|Report on the Oklahoma School Performance Review Program:
Dr. Hall requested comments on the draft RFP, which had been distributed to board members earlier in the week. Discussion followed. The draft RFP was approved by the board with slight wording modifications.
Also, the hope of having a performance review started by the first of March is beginning to fade because none of the schools that are willing to volunteer for a review are able to provide their 25 percent of the cost. Mr. Hall has been approaching foundations across the state to see if any would be willing to cover a school's 25 percent cost, however, lining up this type of funding will take several additional months.
|Report on the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program:
Mr. Hesser reported that the office was finalizing the clean up and tabulation of the indicators data. He stated that some of the data would be ready for use in the State Report later this month. He told board members they should expect a timeline similar to previous years.
Mr. Buswell cautioned the board that there might be some additional delays if changes to the cover design or other modifications of reports are requested by a new Secretary of Education. The board advised the office to push-on with the existing design, unless a new Secretary was named in the next week, or two.
|Report on Interim Study Committee on HR-1, the No Child Left Behind Act:
Mr. Buswell handed-out an updated explanation of the API which had been supplied by the SDE. A discussion followed, which revolved around the SDE's not providing an API for schools that tested fewer than 30 students. It was feared there would be too many school sites that would not have API scores released.
The board expressed the need to have a meeting with the SDE regarding the API. Any of the board's concerns remaining after the meeting should then be shared with the members of the Education Committee.
Mr. Buswell reported on a School Performance Review presentation that he had made to the Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition.
Senator Williams invited the board to make recommendations about how its mission and the mission of the Office of Accountability could be strengthened in state statute.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:30 a.m.
|The minutes of the January 15, 2003 Meeting of the Education Oversight Board were approved (as submitted) or (with corrections) on February 19, 2003.