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Jenks Public Schools, Oklahoma

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Jenks Public Schools
Jenks, Oklahoma
Jenks Public Schools seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Stacey Butterfield
Enrollment:10,371
Graduation rate:91.0%
Number of schools:8
Budget: $127.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ron Barber
Board members:5
Term length:5
Jenks Public Schools is a school district in Oklahoma that serves the city of Jenks. It is the 11th-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 10,371 students in eight schools during the 2010-2011 school year.[1][2]

About the district

Jenks Public Schools is located in Tulsa County, Okla.
Jenks Public Schools is located in Tulsa County in northeastern Oklahoma. The county seat of Tulsa County is Tulsa. Tulsa County was home to approximately 622,409 residents in 2013 according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Tulsa County outperformed the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement, median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.7 percent of its residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.5 percent for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in the county was $48,181 compared to $45,339 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Tulsa County was 15.9 percent compared to 16.9 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Tulsa
County (%)
Oklahoma (%)
White 74.0 75.4
Black or African American 10.8 7.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 6.7 9.0
Asian 2.6 2.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 5.8 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 11.6 9.6

Tulsa County
Party Affiliation[4]
Year Democratic Republican Independent
2014 120,346 168,774 44,010
2013 129,137 175,008 43,625
2012 123,640 163,372 38,698
2011 131,324 169,525 41,243
2010 131,772 165,289 39,416

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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Superintendent

Stacey Butterfield began serving as Superintendent of Jenks Public Schools on July 1, 2013. Prior to serving is this role she served as Deputy Superintendent, Director of Public Relations, Principal, and teacher for Jenks Public Schools. She has served the district since 1989. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Oklahoma State University and her Doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma.[6]

School board

The Jenks Public Schools School Board is composed of five members each serving five year terms.[7]

Jenks School Board
Member Ward Term Began Term Ends
Tracy Kennedy 1 2016
Jon Phillips 2 2017
Melissa Abdo 3 2018
Ron B. Barber 4 2019
Chuck Forbes 5 2005 2020

School board elections

See also: Jenks Public Schools elections (2015)

Members of the Jenks Public Schools Board of Education are elected to five-year terms. One seat was up for election on February 11, 2014, and February 10, 2015, each. One seat will be up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings:

The Board may allow a time for public input or statements to the Board. Guidelines for comments of citizens are listed as follows:

No person who has publicly announced or filed as a candidate for public office may use the citizens’ comments portion of the School Board meeting as a forum for campaigning.

School Board policies, state law, and federal law have established separate and distinct procedures and forums for the resolution of employee grievanc-es, employee complaints, employee suspension, and terminations, and complaints against individual employees, pupil suspensions and appeals, and liti-gation. To avoid circumvention of those separate proceedings and ensure fairness to all parties con-cerned, no person will be allowed to speak regarding the following:

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

2. A pending grievance; a pending employee com-plaint filed with the District or an outside agency;

3. Complaint against individual employee(s);

4. Employee disciplinary action, suspension, de-motion, non-reemployment, or termination; or a pending pupil suspension or appeal which may reach the Board of Education.

The Board reserves the right to permit only one (1) person to present the views of an organization or group. The Board reserves the right to limit the time and decorum of any citizen.

The Board may adjourn to executive session (ex-cluding the public) for the purposes as described in the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. Any vote or action thereon will be taken in a public meeting.

The Board will hear and discuss any student disci-plinary matters in executive session if requested by the student or his/her Parent’s, attorney, or legal guardian in accordance with state statute.[8]

—Jenks Public Schools, [9]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Jenks Public Schools.[1][10]

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
2010-2011 $38,798,565.39 29% $7,849,352.00 5.9% $9,551,315.89 7.1% $23,924.45 0% $77,453,298.17 57.9% $133,676,455.94
2012-2013 $40,933,503.94 32.2% $7,653,692.65 6% $9,003,684.64 7.1% $72,100.38 0.1% $69,295,901.49 54.6% $126,958,883.19
Averages: $39,866,034.67 31% $7,751,522.33 6% $9,277,500.27 7% $48,012.42 0% $73,374,599.83 56% $130,317,669.57

Teacher salaries

Jenks Public Schools employed 529 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 Jenks Teachers Association for 2013 through 2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 32,585 44,231
B.A. + 15 33,285 45,918
MA 34,372 48,117
MA + 15 34,712 48,457
MA + 30 35,052 49,322
Doctorate 35,698 50,168

Schools in Jenks Public Schools

Enrollment

Jenks Public Schools served 10,371 students in eight schools in the 2010-2011 school year.[2]

District schools

Jenks Public Schools operates eight schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Jenks Public Schools
Name
East Elementary
East Intermediate
Freshman Academy
Jenks High School
Jenks Middle School
Southeast Elementary
West Elementary
West Intermediate

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 percent 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 percent of the grading formula and compares test results from the previous year to the current year. The bottom quartile student growth accounts for 25 percent of the grading formula and analyzes progress by students in the bottom 25 percent of test performers from the previous year.

Jenks Public Schools received an overall grade of 89 for a B+ on the 2012-2013 report card.[13] The state of Oklahoma received an overall grade of 71 for a C- on the 2012-2013 report card.[14] The following tables compare the 2012-2013 A-F School Report Card from Edmond Public Schools to the state's report card:[15]

Student Achievement

Student Achievement results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English/English III 81 73 B C
Math/Algebra I/Algebra II/Geometry 84 72 B C
Science/Biology I 68 54 D F
U.S. History 85 77 B C
Writing 68 56 D F
Overall Grade 80 69 B D


Overall Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 89 79 B C
Math/Algebra I 90 78 A C
Overall Grade 89 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 67 59 D F
Math/Algebra I 72 59 C F
Overall Grade 70 59 C F

Issues

2015 bond issues

On December 8, 2014, the school board voted to place bond issues on the ballot for voter approval. The first measure provided for the issuance of $118,985,000 in bonds which will be spent on constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, as well as acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites. A full list of the appropriation descriptions and amounts for Proposition No. 1 can be read in the table below. The second measure provided $1,415,000 for transportation purchases. Both measures also allowed the levying and collecting an annual tax in the district for the payment of the interest and principal of the bonds.[16]

Results

Proposition No. 1 Jenks Public Schools (2015)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,534 80.6%
No60819.4%

Proposition No. 2 Jenks Public Schools (2015)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,556 80.9%
No60219.1%

Text of measure

The language of Proposition No. 1 appeared on the ballot as follows:

PROPOSITION NO. 1

Shall Independent School District Number 5 of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of One Hundred Eighteen Million Nine Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($118,985,000) to be issued in series to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of ten (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within five (5) years from their date? [8]

—Jenks Public Schools, (2014), [16]

The language of Proposition No. 2 appeared on the ballot as follows:

PROPOSITION NO. 2

Shall Independent School District Number 5 of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bons in the sum of One Million Four Hundred Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($1,415,000) to provide funds for the purpose of purchasing transportation equipment, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of 10 (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within five (5) years from their date?[8]

—Jenks Public Schools, (2014), [17]

Proposition No. 1 appropriations

2015 Proposition No. 1 school bond allocations
Series Description Amount
Series I
Acquire textbooks and to perform media improvements to include, but not be limited to: textbooks, books, media equipment and software $905,000
Acquire safety items district-wide as needed, to include, but not be limited to: security cameras, access control equipment and security systems, safety equipment, fire alarms, smoke detectors, radio systems, emergency generators, fire extinguishers and chemical safety equipment $1,130,000
Acquire technology equipment district-wide as needed to include, but not be limited to: computer hardware and software, servers, interactive whiteboards, infrastructure cabling and network and telecommunications equipment $4,065,000
Address district maintenance issues to include, but not be limited to: roof repair and replacement, HVAC repair and replacement, clocks/intercom repair, painting, carpeting, plumbing upgrades, sidewalk improvements and electrical upgrades district-wide, as needed $2,280,000
Acquire equipment district-wide, to include, but not be limited to: classroom desks, white boards, tack boards, projectors, in-focus machines, overhead projectors, teacher desks, maintenance equipment, furniture, science lab equipment and art equipment $1,420,000
Acquire and install copiers/equipment district-wide $215,000
Bond Consultant and Financial Services fees $70,000
Series II
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: specialties and equipment $1,810,000
Series III
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: wood and plastics $1,455,000
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire an expansion of the District Agriculture Research Facility $605,000
Series IV
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: steel erection, fire suppression and safe room $2,350,000
Series V
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire new classrooms at the Intermediate level to include, but not be limited to: general conditions and steel $2,640,000
Series VI
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: steel $2,935,000
Series VII
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: general conditions, site work and concrete $14,095,000
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire new classrooms at the Intermediate level to include, but not be limited to: doors and windows $1,320,000
Series VIII
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: masonry and finishes $10,530,000
Construct, furnish, equip, and/or acquire new classrooms at the Intermediate level to include, but not be limited to: site work, concrete, and electrical $5,190,000
Series IX
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: electrical and furnishings $6,980,000
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire improvements for a central cafeteria expansion and remodel to include, but not be limited to: general conditions, site work, concrete, masonry, steel, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, steel erection, safe room, fire suppression equipment, mechanical and electrical $9,045,000
Series X
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire classrooms at the Elementary level to include, but not be limited to: thermal and moisture protection, doors, windows and mechanical equipment $14,570,000
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire new classrooms at the Intermediate level to include, but not be limited to: finishes and equipment $1,765,000
Series XI
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire new classrooms at the Intermediate level to include, but not be limited to: masonry, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, specialties, furnishings, mechanical equipment, steel erection, safe room and fire suppression equipment $7,730,000
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire renovations at the High School Buildings to include, but not be limited to: general conditions, site work, concrete and masonry $8,915,000
Series XII
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire renovations at the High School Buildings to include, but not be limited to: steel, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, steel erection, safe room, fire suppression equipment, mechanical and electrical $15,918,000
Construct, furnish, equip and/or acquire parking lot improvements and expansion at East Elementary $1,047,000
Total $118,985,000

Contact information

Jenks Public Schools seal.jpg
Jenks Public Schools
205 E. B St.
Jenks, OK 74037
Phone: (918) 299-4415

See also

External links

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References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Jenks Public Schools, "Annual Report 2010-11," accessed February 4, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Tulsa County, Oklahoma," accessed December 5, 2014
  4. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Voter Registration Reports," accessed December 12, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. LinkedIn, "Stacey Butterfield," accessed February 4, 2014
  7. Jenks Public Schools, "School Board," accessed February 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  9. Jenks Public Schools, "Public Participation," accessed February 4, 2014
  10. Oklahoma State Department of Education, "2012-2013 Jenks Public Schools District Financial Report," accessed December 15, 2014
  11. Jenks Public Schools, "Agreement between Jenks Public Schools and Kenks Teachers Association," accessed February 4, 2014
  12. Jenks Public Schools, "Schools," accessed February 4, 2014
  13. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F Report Card: Jenks Public Schools," accessed February 4, 2014 (dead link)
  14. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F Report Card: Statewide," accessed February 3, 2014 (dead link)
  15. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F School Report Cards," accessed February 3, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Kim Bourke, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Clerk of the Board," December 19, 2014
  17. Tulsa County, "Sample Ballot ISD-5 Jenks Schools," accessed February 11, 2015