How Oklahoma schools are run

How Oklahoma schools are run
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com Published: April 8, 2013

Schools in America can be public, private or one of several types in between. Here's a look at how Oklahoma schools are run.

Public

State Accreditation: Yes

State standardized testing: Yes

State academic standards: Yes

School boards: A districtwide board has members who are elected by the public.

Admission: Automatic admission based on geography or transfer

Funding: Property taxes and state and federal funding.

Staffing: Governed by teacher union contracts and a district staffing formula.

Tuition: No

Transportation: Provided

Charter

State Accreditation: Yes

State standardized testing: Yes

State academic standards: Yes

School boards: Depending on the charter, members are elected or appointed from within the school patron community. The board is independent of any other board.

Admission: Students are accepted until the school reaches capacity; then students are admitted by lottery

Funding: Private donors and state and federal funding

Staffing: Typically free of teacher unions and staffing formulas.



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