A great number of OKCPS children are not being provided the structure needed to be successful.
Structured Discipline Policy and Modified Student Code of Conduct Policy
We must create a safe learning environment and create a student code of conduct policy that supports teachers in managing their classrooms. If we cannot keep students from being disruptive in class none of the ideas to improve OKCPS schools will work. Parents need to be assured their children will be safe in school and teachers need to be able to focus on teaching instead of constant disciplinary issues. There will be alternative academic settings such as quality in school suspension and detention programs. The alternative settling will help better identify students that have learning difficulties, or behavioral, emotional, and mental health concerns, and the the teacher is comfortable knowing her student is removed in another academic settings instead of home suspension. The policy will engage parental involvement and accountability where parents will sign a copy of the student code of conduct policy.
Closing the Gap
Close the performance gap between low performing schools and higher-performing schools. Close the achievement gap between traditional public schools and the successful non-traditional public schools, charter and enterprise schools. You can go to the bottom of the page to see that under the current board chair leadership there has been a steady decline in student performance over the three years (2016-17 – 2018-19 school years), pre-pandemic statistics, due to the lack of focus and attention to address it.
Create a Remediation department and comprehensive remediation plan since most OKCPS students are 2 or more grade levels with quality remediation courses to help OKCPS students graduate at the 12th-grade level or higher. A majority of the students in many schools are academically 2-3 grade levels behind.
Commitment to Bilingual students and Funding Our district is over 50% Hispanic/Latino/Mexican, I will ensure the increased funding we get for bilingual students will go towards bilingual programs and coursework.
Advisory Committee to Board Creation
Create an Advisory Board consisting of OKCPS parents, teachers, and community workers that will hold the OKC School Board Members accountable to the OKC citizens they were elected to serve.
A Safer Return to School Plan
To listen and address the issues and concerns from all groups and communities across OKC.
Create partnerships with our state colleges to advance our Science and Math programs.
Commitment to Special Needs Students
A better commitment to students with physical disabilities and special needs.
We Need to Improve Academic Performance
Third-grade results in both Math and reading declined pre-pandemic
Math decline from 21% to 15% who scored at proficient
Reading decline from 18% to 16% who scored at least proficient
This means that 82% of students in third grade were not proficient in Math and
84% of students were not proficient in reading pre-pandemic.
Fifth-grade results in both Math and reading declined pre-pandemic
Math decline from 18% to 9%
Reading decline from 21% to 18%
This means that 91% of students in fifth grade were not proficient in Math and
82% of students were not proficient in reading pre-pandemic.
Eighth-grade results in both Math and reading declined pre-pandemic
Math no progress 11% to 12%
Reading decline from 19% to 17%
This means that 88% of students in eighth grade were not proficient in Math and
83% of students were not proficient in reading pre-pandemic.
Oklahoma College and career readiness assessment
2017-18 Through 18-19
Grade 11 Math Grade 11 ELA
17-18 9% 16%
18-19 9% 15%
This means that 91% of all OKCPS eleventh grade students are not college and career
ready in math pre-pandemic and 85% of all OKCPS eleventh grade students are not college and
career in reading pre-pandemic.