OSSBA Member Portal

Posted on 8.28.2016

OSSBA’s new website and member portal will launch Aug. 30 and is designed to provide school board members and administrative employees of member school districts easy access to information related to board member training events, board member credits and more. How do I access the portal? Visit www.ossba.org. On the upper right hand side, click […]

How Much is Enough?

Posted on 8.15.2016

By Christy Watson School finance is complicated. Many outside the public education sector have only a general notion of how schools are funded. The mechanism is fuzzy even for many of those working in schools. So when educators and public education advocates start talking about the need for more money, the question almost always comes […]

OSSBA President: I’m Saying Yes. Will you?

Posted on 8.15.2016

By Mike Mullins President, OSSBA Board of Directors  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 […]

What’s Your Vision

Posted on 7.15.2016

By Shawn Hime I know that must seem like a pie-in-the-sky question. This has not been the year anyone in education hoped for or imagined a year ago. School district leaders went into the 2015-2016 school year with cautious optimism. By the time January rolled around, revenue failures began dominating the headlines and decimating school […]

Accepting Responsibility for Our Children and Our Schools

Posted on 2.28.2016

By Christy Watson  Notoriously bad. Often unsafe. Those children. Those schools. Seeing those phrases on paper last week from a group tied to the State Chamber of Oklahoma to justify school vouchers left me wondering whether to be angry or cry. I opted for both. Can we have a conversation about OUR schools and OUR […]