OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETING MINUTES
November 17, 2010, 9:00 A.M.
Conference Room 412-A (4th Floor)
State Capitol Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
|BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
||Susan Field, Edward Petersen, Ami Shaffer, Reed Downey, and Millard House II
|BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:
||Patrick Gilmore, Dr. Sherry Labyer, Rep. Ann Coody, and Sen. John Ford
|OTHER REGULAR ATTENDEES:
||Office of Accountability Staff: Robert Buswell, Jeff Wallace, Jerry Hsieh, and Dr. Lonnie Melvin
||Bryan Smith, e-capitol
|Call to Order:
Ms. Field called the meeting to order at 9:02 A.M.
|Introduction of board members and guests:
Board members and office staff introduced themselves.
Ms. Field declared a quorum to be present.
|Approval of Minutes from the September 15, 2010 Board Meeting:
Ms. Field asked everyone to review the minutes from the September 15th board meeting. Mr. Petersen made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2010 meeting without change. Mr. Downey seconded the motion and it passed without dissent.
|Status Report on the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program:
Mr. Buswell began with a presentation that Rep. Coody had asked him to give to an interim committee she was chairing. The presentation focused upon student performance in math. Mr. Buswell said he would also send board members an electronic copy of his presentation. There was good discussion about the presentation with board members agreeing that this presentation should be shared with others.
Regarding the Indicators reports, Mr. Wallace told the board that a good portion of the information from the State Department of Education has been received by the office. He also said that the request to the Department of Career and Technology Education and the Office of Juvenile Affairs has been sent. The annual principal survey has also been sent with over 50% of the surveys already having been returned. Mr. Buswell mentioned the number reports that in prior years had been required to be sent to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and indicated that requirements have changed and the office can start providing them electronic copies.
|Status Report on the Oklahoma School Performance Review Program (OSPR):
Mr. Buswell spoke about the number of schools the office has contacted for reviews. Dr. Melvin handed out copies of the recently completed Broken Arrow performance review and stated that it was very well received by their board of education and new superintendent. She also stated that review teams have been on-site at Indiahoma, Eldorado, and Hinton Public Schools. Two recommendation letters have also been received from the superintendents at Broken Arrow and Hayworth. Colbert, Jay, and Stilwell Public Schools have signed up to receive reviews in the fall of 2011. Mr. Buswell stated that we will be doing Pond Creek-Hunter, Geary, and North Rock Creek Public Schools in the spring of 2011. There was also discussion about review costs, time constraints, and consulting teams.
|Year-to-Date Expenditure Report for FY-2011:
Mr. Buswell then went over the FY-2011 year-to-date expenditure report. He stated that travel to schools for performance reviews has been added. He also mentioned that “Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services” is account system coding for school performance reviews. He stated the amounts shown on the expenditure report are actual amounts for reviews at Indiahoma, Eldorado, and Hinton with estimates for North Rock Creek, Geary, and Pond Creek-Hunter.
Mr. Petersen made a motion to accept the expenditure report. Mr. House seconded the motion and it passed without dissent.
Mr. Buswell handed out a couple of articles not available in time for the packet mail out. He then spoke about the new State Superintendent and Secretary of Education. There was also discussion about charter schools, National Board Certified teachers, and the possible creation of a new position in schools called a math specialist.
After a short discussion, the December 15, 2010 meeting was canceled with the next scheduled meeting to be held on January 19, 2011.
Mr. Downey made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. House seconded the motion and it passed without dissent. The meeting ended at 10:25 AM.
|The minutes of the November 17, 2010 meeting of the Education Oversight Board were approved as submitted on February 16, 2011.