Broken Arrow Public Schools, Oklahoma

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Broken Arrow Public Schools
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Broken Arrow Public School seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Jarod Mendenhall
Enrollment:16,732
Graduation rate:92.9%
Number of schools:24
Budget: $106 million[1]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Cheryl Kelly
Board members:5
Term length:5
Broken Arrow Public Schools is a school district in Oklahoma that serves the city of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It is the 6th largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 16,732 students in 24 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] The school district had an operating budget of $106 million during the 2013-2014 school year.[1]

About the district

See also: Broken Arrow Public Schools, Oklahoma
Broken Arrow Public Schools is located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Broken Arrow Public Schools is located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma with a portion of the town located in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Tulsa County is Tulsa. According to the United States Census Bureau, Broken Arrow is home to 98,850 residents.[3] Broken Arrow is the sixth-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 16,732 students during the 2010-11 school year.[4]

Demographics

Broken Arrow outperformed in comparison to the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012, median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.3% of Broken Arrow residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 23.2% for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Broken Arrow was $64,411 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Broken Arrow was 7.5% compared to 16.6% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Broken Arrow (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 79.3 75.5
Black or African American 4.3 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.2 9.0
Asian 3.6 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.2
Two or More Races 5.4 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 6.5 9.3

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 129,137 37.13
Republican 175,008 50.32
Independent 43,625 12.54

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[6]

Superintendent

Jarod Mendenhall is the current Superintendent of Broken Arrow Public Schools. He has served in this position since July 2010. He had previously served as the assistant superintendent of Union Public School for six years. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and his doctoral degree from Oral Roberts University.[7]

School board

The Broken Arrow Public Schools Board of Education is composed of five members each serving five year terms.[8]

Broken Arrow Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Cheryl Kelly Zone 4 2014
Steve Allen Zone 1 2016
Jerry Denton Zone 5 2015
Steve Majors Zone 2 2017
Theresa Williamson Zone 3 2018

School board elections

See also: Broken Arrow Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Broken Arrow Public Schools Board of Education are elected to five-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on February 11, 2014.[9] One seat was up for election in 2013 and one seat was up for election in 2014.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings[10]

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to describe the procedures regarding the participation of the

public during Board meetings.

Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board of Education and are allowed to address the Board and to comment concerning the Board’s deliberations or on other relevant issues of interest/concern at regular meetings. Public comment will not be permitted at special meetings or emergency meetings of the Board of Education unless the meeting is declared to be a public hearing for that purpose. The Board President may interrupt and terminate any presentation not deemed to be in accordance with the guidelines set out by this policy. The Board President may also, after a warning, preclude an individual speaker from addressing the Board on any other agenda item at that meeting and/or at the next regular meeting of the Board of Education for violation of the guidelines set out by this policy.

Public Comment Guidelines School Board policies, state law, and federal law establish separate and distinct procedures and forums for the resolution of employee grievances, employee complaints, employee suspensions and terminations, complaints against individual employees, student suspensions and appeals, political campaigns and litigation. To avoid circumvention of these separate proceedings and to assure fairness to all parties concerned, no person will be allowed to speak regarding the following:

1. An issue in a pending lawsuit, complaint, or investigation filed with an outside agency, wherein the District, employee(s) or the Board is a party;

2. A pending grievance;

3. A pending employee complaint filed with the District or an outside agency;

4. An employee disciplinary action including suspension or termination;

5. A pending student disciplinary action including suspension or appeal that may reach the Board.

Should a member of the public wish to lodge a complaint or resolve a particular issue of concern, he or she may be directed to the District’s policy regarding complaint resolution procedures. The individual dignity of Board members, District employees, students and members of the public must be respected by all speakers. No Board members, employees, students, nor members of the public will be subjected to verbal abuse.[11]

Budget

Broken Arrow Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $71,452,597 71.7% $8,293,302 8.3% $19,119,512 19.2% $1,340 0% $755,562 0.8% $99,622,313
2013-2014 $76,303,220 72% $7,853,345 7.4% $21,170,623 20% $0 0% $672,812 0.6% $106,000,000
Averages: $73,877,908.5 72% $8,073,323.5 8% $20,145,067.5 20% $670 0% $714,187 1% $102,811,156.5

Teacher salaries

Broken Arrow Public Schools employed 1,050 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Broken Arrow Teachers Association for 2013 through 2014:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 31,909 45,455
BA + 15 32,231 45,778
BA + 30 32,554 46,422
MA 33,286 49,735
MA + 30 33,958 50,057
MA + 45 34,281 50,380
Doctorate 34,717 51,730

Schools in Broken Arrow Public Schools

Enrollment

Broken Arrow Public Schools served 16,732 students in 24 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

District schools

Broken Arrow Public Schools operates 22 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Name
Arrowhead Elementary
Aspen Creek Elementary
Broken Arrow Academy
Broken Arrow High School
Centennial
Childers
Country Lane Intermediate
Country Lane Primary
Creekwood Elementary
Highland Park Elementary
Leisure Park Elementary
Liberty Elementary
Lynn Wood Elementary
Margaret Hudson
North Intermediate
Oak Crest Elementary
Oliver
Oneta Ridge
Rhoades Elementary
Sequoyah
South Intermediate
Spring Creek Elementary
Vandeva Elementary
Wolf Creek Elementary

Academic performance

The Oklahoma Department of Education issues an annual A-F School Report Card for each school district in the state. This annual report takes into account student achievement, overall student growth and bottom quartile student growth. The student achievement category accounts for 50% of the grading formula and tracks student performance on standardized tests in five categories. These testing categories are English, math, science, U.S. history and writing. The overall student growth category accounts for 25% of the grading formula and compares test results from the previous year to the current year. The bottom quartile student growth accounts for 25% of the grading formula and analyzes progress by students in the bottom 25% of test performers from the previous year.

Broken Arrow Public Schools received an overall grade of 79 for a C+ on the 2012-2013 report card.[14] The state of Oklahoma received an overall grade of 71 for a C- on the 2012-2013 report card.[15] The following tables compare the 2012-2013 A-F School Report Card from Broken Arrow Public Schools to the state's report card:[16]

Student Achievement

Student Achievement results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English/English III 78 73 C C
Math/Algebra I/Algebra II/Geometry 75 72 C C
Science/Biology I 61 54 D F
U.S. History 80 77 B C
Writing 66 56 D F
Overall Grade 74 69 C D


Overall Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 83 79 B C
Math/Algebra I 78 78 C C
Overall Grade 81 79 B C


Bottom Quartile Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 59 59 F F
Math/Algebra I 52 59 F F
Overall Grade 56 59 F F

Contact information

Broken Arrow Public School seal.jpg
Broken Arrow Public Schools
701 S. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Phone: (918) 259-5700

See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Broken Arrow Public Schools, "Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Budget Proposal," accessed November 25, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Broken Arrow Schools.org, "Annual Report 2011-12," accessed February 4, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Broken Arrow, Oklahoma," accessed January 14, 2014
  4. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 14, 2014
  5. Oklahoma, "MESA - Current Registration Statistics by County," accessed January 14, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Broken Arrow Schools.org, "Superintendent's Biography," accessed February 4, 2014
  8. Broken Arrow Schools.org, "Board of Education," accessed February 4, 2014
  9. Oklahoma, "Generic Calendar for Filing Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Reports(C-1's)," accessed January 14, 2014
  10. Broken Arrow Public Schools, "Public Participation," accessed February 4, 2014
  11. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  12. Broken Arrow Public Schools, "Agreement between Broken Arrow Public Schools and Broken Arrow Teachers Association," accessed February 4, 2014
  13. Broken Arrow Public Schools, "School Directory," accessed January 7, 2014
  14. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F Report Card: Oklahoma City Public Schools," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F Report Card: Statewide," accessed February 3, 2014
  16. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F School Report Cards," accessed February 3, 2014