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  1. #176

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    Quote Originally Posted by LocoAko View Post
    My partner works for MPS and he and all of his coworkers think very highly of Dr. McDaniel, AFAIK. *shrug*
    I'm not saying there aren't those that like him, but of the 10 or 12 MPS employees I know, I can think of one that doesn't dislike him. The biggest complaint is his focus on spending money, and not on the right things. I don't personally work there so all I have is second hand opinion. All I know is my mom text me on Monday when it was announced to them and said she was so excited he was gone. There has to be some truth to her feelings, because 2 of OKC's board members voted against him saying he was the wrong direction. No one's perfect I get that, but I hope for the sake of OKCPS that he does well and proves people wrong.

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  3. #178

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthSide View Post
    Thanks for posting this! I work at U.S. Grant and I didn't know this article was being published.

  4. #179

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    Are schools in Ok like Texas where they have to be funded equally/student?

  5. #180

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    The complaint about changing the school name is odd. Federal lawsuit and demanding resignations. My recommendation is for the school board member to focus on priorities that matter like trying to have a superintendent stick around for more than a year or the quality of education. The current superintendent is about as good as the district will get and hopefully the school board will not ruin the opportunity.

  6. #181

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugofbeer View Post
    Are schools in Ok like Texas where they have to be funded equally/student?
    State funding is equal per student.

    But the schools also receive property tax directly from within their district boundaries, and that varies greatly by district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emtefury View Post
    The complaint about changing the school name is odd. Federal lawsuit and demanding resignations. My recommendation is for the school board member to focus on priorities that matter like trying to have a superintendent stick around for more than a year or the quality of education. The current superintendent is about as good as the district will get and hopefully the school board will not ruin the opportunity.
    Yeah - they have a superintendent that seems to really care about the students and is working to make things so much better and this board member is going off the rails. I don't understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emtefury View Post
    The complaint about changing the school name is odd. Federal lawsuit and demanding resignations. My recommendation is for the school board member to focus on priorities that matter like trying to have a superintendent stick around for more than a year or the quality of education. The current superintendent is about as good as the district will get and hopefully the school board will not ruin the opportunity.
    Is there an article available with the details?

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  10. #185

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    Thanks! Also, that was not the context for school renaming drama that I expected, I figured it would be one of those confederate general named schools situations and I just hadn't heard about it.

  11. #186

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    I am still surprised they didn't go with a compromise name like "Northeast Classen SAS." Everyone would have been satisfied. Seems like they are being wierdly stubborn about not throwing the NE side a bone in this one.

    That said, the insanity of that one board member is not helping their cause.

    On an unrelated note: the P2G is causing chaos at my kids' schools but I am impressed by how up-front and pro-active the principals are in ironing things back out. My daughter's elementary class started with 31 students enrolled. Way too many. I think way more kids showed up than the P2G people had predicted. But by day 4 they had found a new teacher and a new classroom and re-allocated the students to knock the class sizes back down.

  12. #187

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    The problem is the Superintendent proposed this as a merger instead of a take over. If they would have just said NE is closing and followed up a few weeks later with a statement to say CSAS is moving in we wouldn't be here. The board tried to please everyone by saying it's a merger but only made matters worse.

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    Well, there goes the last of my schools - Luther Burbank Elementary, Longfellow 5th Grade Center, Hoover Middle, and now Northeast High are no more (at least under those names)...

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    Not good.

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