All regular, special, and emergency meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public. Meeting agendas that have been posted are available for viewing at https://go.boarddocs.com/ok/okcps/Board.nsf/Public.
There are two types of regular board meetings: Business Meetings and Work Sessions. All business meetings are live streamed and are generally held once a month. Work Sessions are less frequent and are not live streamed. Both occur at 5:30 p.m., usually on a Monday. Business Meetings are primarily focused on discussing and taking action on business matters and recognizing student achievements. Work Sessions provide an opportunity for staff to present detailed information to the Board on a variety of topics pertaining to District operations, with limited business discussions and actions planned. There are exceptions to the routine schedule/content structure due to holidays and other Board and District activities.
All regular Board BUSINESS MEETINGS are held at Metro Tech Springlake Campus Business Conference Center Auditorium, 1900 Springlake Drive, OKC, OK 73111 (Parking Lot D, Entry 6) and WORK SESSIONS are held at the OKCPS Operations Center, Building 3 Conference Room 2734 Miramar Blvd., OKC, Oklahoma 73111, unless an alternate location is filed and posted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. (PDF Map to meeting locations)
Any meeting consisting of a quorum of Board members wherein they conduct discussions and/or take actions on District business -- outside the regularly scheduled board meetings -- is considered a Special or Emergency Board meeting. The Board will only call a Special Board Meeting when a circumstance requires attention. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, notices providing the date, time, and location of, and agendas for, Special Board Meetings will be provided to all Board members, the County Clerk, media, individuals/organizations on file requesting the same, and the public.
An Emergency Board meeting is only called when the Board needs to handle a situation involving injury to a person, the incapacity of the superintendent, injury or damage to public or personal property or immediate financial loss. An Emergency Board Meeting can only be called if the likelihood of increasing injury or damage or immediate financial loss is too great to wait the 48 hours required for a Special Board Meeting. During an Emergency Board meeting the Board will only discuss the business for which the meeting was called.