Putnam City Schools, Oklahoma

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Putnam City Public Schools is a school district in Oklahoma.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Oklahoma school district websites

This website was most recently evaluated on 25 August 2012.

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Background Checks

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The good

  • Taxes
    • Tax information is provided.[1]
  • Budgets
    • Budgets are published and archived for three years.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule is posted[3]
    • Agendas are posted and archived for three years[4]
    • Minutes are posted and archived for three years[5]
  • Elected Officials
    • School board members[6] are listed with contact information.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with contact information.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Negotiated teacher's agreement is posted.[8]
  • Audits
    • Audit reports are posted and archived for three years[9]
  • Academic Performance
  • District report cards are posted.[10]
  • Background Checks
    • Background check requirements are noted in the District Policy Manual.[11]

The bad

  • Vendor contracts are not posted.


School Board

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education acts as an advocate and visionary for students in the district. The board establishes necessary policies, provides vision for a high-quality educational system and works in partnership with other parents, teachers, business leaders and other stakeholders to ensure high levels of success for students.

2012 Board of Education [12]
Name Position
Cindy Gibbs
Greg Juedeman
Becky Haliburton President
Tammy West Vice President
Gail LoPresto
Debbie Baldwin Clerk

Administrative Officials

2012 Administrative Officials [13]
Name Position
Paul Hurst Superintendent
Dr. April Grace Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources
Cory Boggs Ex. Director of Information Technology Services
Rick Croslin Exec. Director of Secondary Education
Drew Eichelberger Exec. Director of Elementary Education
Jim Hooper Chief Operations Officer
Lynette Thompson Exec. Director of Special Services
Shannon Meeks Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Melani Mouse Asst. Superintendent of Academic Services
Dr. Joe Pierce Exec. Director of Curriculum and Instruction


Putnam City Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[14][15]

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 $103,274,539 78.1% $9,437,878 7.1% $12,937,743 9.8% $0 0% $6,610,994 5% $132,261,154
2013-2014 $101,772,055 76.9% $9,880,787 7.5% $14,360,699 10.8% $0 0% $6,343,745 4.8% $132,357,286
Averages: $102,523,297 77% $9,659,332.5 7% $13,649,221 10% $0 0% $6,477,369.5 5% $132,309,220

Teacher Contracts

The teacher contract is available on the Putnam City Schools website [16]


Putnam City School teachers are represented by the Putnam City Association of Classroom Teachers. Their stated mission:

We, the members of the Putnam City Association of Classroom Teachers, are the voice of the educational professionals of the Putnam City School District. Our work is fundamental to the students and patrons of our district and other people of Oklahoma, and we accept the profound trust placed in us.

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