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Legislative Outlook 2016

Feb. 10 • Noon - 1 pm • 1 legal credit • No Charge

Join OSSBA Director of Legislative Services Rooney Virgin as she shares the legislative outlook for 2016 and how it may affect your school district.

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Managing the Financial Squeeze

Schools are facing uncertain financial times, and OSSBA is here to support you with this free half-day workshop to share up-to-date budget information, legal information regarding reductions in force, and creative budgeting solutions.

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OSSBA Journal

The latest issue of the OSSBA School Board Journal is now available.

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OSSBA Blog

  • OSSBA President: I'm Saying Yes. Will you?

    When the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration launched For the People: A Vision for Oklahoma Public Education more than three years ago, we really didn’t know where the project would lead. What we knew for sure is that a reactive approach wasn’t producing much-needed support for our schools, teachers and
    students.

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  • Board Member Spotlight: April Stobbe, Shawnee Public Schools

    After more than a decade on the Shawnee Public Schools Board of Education, April Stobbe is still surprised at the complexity of the responsibility.“It took many years before I felt like I really understood how everything operates the local, state and federal levels,” Stobbe said. “Schools are very regulated, and it’s enlightening once you begin to realize the how complicated it can be.”A Shawnee High School alumnus, Stobbe has served on the Shawnee school board since her initial appointment in 2...  Read More...

  • Board Member Spotlight: Rodney Schilt, Adair

    Rodney Schilt has served on the Adair Public Schools Board of Education for 14 years. He has represented Region 5 on the OSSBA Board of Directors for 13 years. In 2011, he served as OSSBA President.   Read More...

  • Invest in Education: A Winning Strategy

    Oklahomans desperately want to win. We want to win companies so they’ll bring good jobs that benefit our families and communities. We want to win at tourism and showcase all our state has to offer.   Read More...

  • Onboarding: Entice and Retain New Employees

    The process of onboarding is something to value and promote. Not only can it help retain employees, it can help with recruitment. Applicants are looking for a workplace where he or she can succeed. Knowing what to expect up front helps do just that.


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  • Education Organizations Applaud Supreme Court Ruling

      The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the Oklahoma Education Association appreciate the diligence and speed of the Oklahoma Supreme Court in reviewing the penny sales tax proposal to support public education. Oklahomans understand that the state’s deepening teacher shortage crisis is bad for students and will continue to worsen without bold action. Our state’s citizens deserve the opportunity to help close the education in...  Read More...

  • Education Leaders React to Budget Cuts

      School leaders know the state board of education had no choice but to enact cuts today. We appreciate the efforts of Superintendent Hofmeister, board members and education department staff to arrive at a solution that cushions the blow as much as possible. This is a financially challenging time for schools, and the need for a long-term funding plan for public education has never been more obvious.   Read More...

  • Education Organizations File Brief in Support of Sales Tax Proposal

    Today, the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the Oklahoma Education Association filed a legal brief with the Oklahoma Supreme Court regarding the penny sales tax proposal to support public education. The organizations believe the proposal is constitutional and that Oklahomans should have the opportunity to vote on a much...  Read More...

  • Study Finds Teacher Pay Changes Could Improve Teacher Turnover

    Increasing teacher salaries in combination with altering the teacher salary schedule across experience levels could significantly reduce teacher turnover rates, according to a new study of the teacher labor market released today by the Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition and the Oklahoma State School Boards Association.  Read More...

  • Education Leaders Respond to Announcement of Penny Sales Tax Initiative

      Oklahoma is at a critical crossroads: The teacher shortage has created a crisis in our classrooms, and our children are paying a high price.  Unfortunately, the state’s budget shortfall for next year could exceed a billion dollars, leaving lawmakers few resources to help solve this problem. We appreciate the efforts of President Boren and others to offer Oklahomans a student-focused solution designed to strengthen public education’s ability to attract and retain great teachers a...  Read More...

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The Oklahoma State School Boards Association endorses the Oklahoma Schools Risk Management Trust (OSRMT). As an alternative to commercial insurance, OSRMT allows member public schools to come together and jointly self-insure against the property and casualty exposures they face today. OSRMT is governed by public school officials in Oklahoma.

OSRMT was established to help combat the high cost of traditional property/casualty insurance. Today the OSRMT provides competitively priced property/casualty coverage to school districts across the state and delivers service that is second to none.