Message from McDaniel: Board Votes to Approve P2G Plan
OKCPS Families, Staff & Community,
This is an historic day for OKCPS and for our city. After more than a year of planning, listening to our community, analyzing data, and learning, I am honored to report that tonight our Board of Education unanimously approved the Pathway To Greatness recommendation.
“Throughout this process, our Board has remained focused on making decisions that would move OKCPS forward so that we can provide access to a world class education for every student -- regardless of their zip code. We are deeply grateful to our superintendent, his team and the many engaged members of our community who have invested countless hours redesigning OKCPS for the future. While we are excited to move forward, the Board is aware of concerns regarding the implementation of such a large initiative, and we are prepared to closely monitor progress and hold district leaders accountable for its success. It is time to roll up our sleeves and work together to implement the Pathway To Greatness. Our kids deserve it.” - Paula Lewis, Board Chair
Although hard decisions have been made and there is still much to do, I am more confident than ever that this work is necessary to improve the health of the entire OKCPS system and to achieve our mission of preparing every student to graduate ready to fulfill their unique purpose in a healthy, vibrant community.
Today is the first of many important and exciting steps on our district’s Pathway to Greatness. The Board and I look forward to taking this journey with you.
OKCPS Names Building Leaders for 2019-2020
Today, following a historic and unanimous vote of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education to move forward with the Pathway to Greatness, Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel announced his principal placements for the 2019-20 school year.
“I appreciate the hard work that has been and will continue to be done across the organization to get us to this place. I’m excited about the future of OKCPS, and today’s announcement is an important mile marker on our Pathway to Greatness,” said Dr. McDaniel. “I look forward to working closely with these school leaders and the rest of Team OKCPS to ensure that P2G comes to life on every campus and in every classroom in our district in 2019-20.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank the principals who are retiring after many years of service to our students and families. You will undoubtedly be missed.”
A district-wide Open House is scheduled for May 4, 2019, so OKCPS students and families can visit their school and meet the principal. Details on this event and other activities associated with the P2G transition will follow in the weeks ahead.