Lawmakers Learn About Oklahoma City’s Many Public School Initiatives at Annual Breakfast
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City Public Schools welcomed state lawmakers to their annual legislative breakfast on Wednesday morning.
The event is held annually so lawmakers can meet with OKCPS staff and students and learn more about the school district and its efforts, according to an OKCPS press release.
Lawmakers met with board members, district leaders, 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year finalists, and students from the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee.
âIt is important that we personally thank the legislators who represent our community for their commitment to education. Their engagement and advocacy impacts the future of every child in our district and plays a vital role in the success of education in our city and state, âsaid Dr. Sean McDaniel, Executive Director of the ‘OKCPS.
McDaniel provided an update on OKCPS ‘mental health and wellness programs, educational equity, support for bilingual students, and district planning and improvement efforts, according to the release. hurry.
âThe OKCPS school board has placed a strong emphasis on mental health, knowing that our students cannot learn until we are able to meet their basic needs,â said board chair Paula Lewis. âBeing able to share this and other district initiatives with our local legislators gives them the insight and knowledge they need to advocate for our students and families. We are grateful for their presence today.
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