“School Boards Lead So Students Achieve”
January is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma’s more than 2,700 elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools.
“Providing our community’s children with a solid education is the most important investment we can make,” said Jerry Olansen, Superintendent. “We’re proud of our district, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to say thank you and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected board members.”
Glenpool school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and financial issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $ 24 million, 2710 students, 328 employees and over 30 buildings.
“School board members make critical decisions that affect Oklahoma children and oversee billions in educational expenditures,” notes Olansen. “They preserve the core of our democracy—public education.”