900 N. Klein, Room 223
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Greystone Lower Elementary
Greystone Upper Elementary
Quail Creek Elementary
John Marshall Middle/High
Oklahoma Centennial Middle/High
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Phone: (405) 587-0444
900 N. Klein, Room 223
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Born in Oklahoma City and a member of the Comanche Indian Nation, Justin Ellis was raised in Yukon where he graduated high school in 1990. Justin attended the University of Oklahoma and became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He earned his Bachelor of Recreation with a minor in Psychology in 1994 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Justin and his wife Mary reside in Nichols Hills with their two sons. Justin works for Hunter Engineering Company where he has earned the President’s Club award 3 out of the last 7 years for his performance and dedication to his clients.
As a member of the United Methodist Church of the Servant, Justin’s first priority is his family. He has coached soccer, baseball, and basketball and enjoys spending time with his family at their farm in Temple, OK.
Justin comes from a family of educators. His mother was a teacher and counselor for 30 years in Yukon and his sister is a current elementary school principal in Yukon. In 2010 Justin organized the first Go Wild Hog Festival to build awareness of and control the growing wild feral hog population plaguing farmers and ranchers in Southwest Oklahoma. The event is held on this family’s ranch in Temple, Oklahoma, on the last Saturday of March each year.
Justin takes great pride in his city and community and is dedicated to the growth and betterment of Oklahoma City.
Horace Mann Elementary
Nichols Hills Elementary
North Highland Elementary
Putnam Heights Elementary
West Nichols Hills Elementary
Belle Isle Enterprise Middle
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District 3 and Vice Chairperson
3201 NW 18th
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Mr. Horning, a high school valedictorian and son of public-school teacher, was raised in Norman, Oklahoma. A Bass Scholar at the University of Oklahoma, he received his B.A. in Economics and his commission in the U.S. Army in 1963. He served two years active duty and returned to law school at OU where he received his J.D. in 1968. He was honorably discharged from USAR as a Captain the same year.
He was in private practice for 35 years in downtown Oklahoma City until his retirement in 2003. While practicing he served as an adjunct professor of law at OU and OCU. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. He was listed in “Best Lawyers in America” from 1987 until his retirement. In 2012 he received the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Public Service Award.
Upon retirement, he began to tutor at Linwood Elementary School and now tutors 6 students annually. The Foundation of Oklahoma City Public Schools named him a “Star of Education” in 2009. He was elected to the Oklahoma City School Board in 2008 and 2012 and has served as its Vice Chair since 2009. He is currently Co-Chair of the John T. Rex downtown Charter Elementary School Board.
He has been married to the former Marian Bulla since 1964. Their son, Clay, is Sports Editor of the Norman Transcript, and their daughter, Sara, is a health care executive in Tampa, FL. They have 3 grandchildren.
Columbus Enterprise Elementary
Mark Twain Elementary
Northwest Classen High
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900 N. Klein, Room 223
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Laura graduated from Putnam City North High School in 1985 and received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1989. She is co-founder and board member of Eat Wise OKC, a board member of Midtown Redevelopment Corporation, and co-owner of Elemental Coffee Roasters in Midtown OKC.
Laura and her husband Laurent have been married for 18 years and have four children who attend Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Capitol Hill Elementary
Eugene Field Elementary
Classen School of Advanced Studies
Emerson High School
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Ruth Veales graduated from Crooked Oak High School in May 1975. She received her certification in General Office Cluster at Opportunities Industrialization Center July 1976 through June 1977, Ms. Veales received the highest scores for her certification in her class. She attended Rose State College in 1991 and later in 1998 and is certified in several computer software programs.
Ms. Veales was employed with the Urban League from 1982 to 1996; holding positions as executive secretary and later administrative assistant to the president.
She is a self-proclaimed advocate for children. Ms. Veales has worked in the capacity of staff, volunteer, and parent support in past children organizational groups, such as: Young Black Men/Black Women Association; National Urban League Incentive to Excel and Succeed (NULITES), attended as a chaperon to two NULITES national conferences; Star Spencer High School Booster Club; Star Spencer High School Gospel Music Choir, chaperoned choir members to Florida for national competition; Star Spencer High School Drama Department, made costumes and other behind the scene functions; Eagle Ridge Institution—Wings of Harmony; teacher for vacation bible school at Church; youth bible study teacher; and foster parent for therapeutic foster children.
Ms. Veales is currently affiliated with the following organizations: Co-founder of the John H. Bowman Youth Camp held in July each year with an educational/socialization/life skills focus while having fun; president of "In Spite Of" youth organization; member of Grand Parents Raising Grandchildren Academy.
She is the proud mother of three grown children and the grandmother of 13 grandchildren, Ms. Veales is currently raising two of her grandchildren.
Green Pastures Elementary
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
Thelma R. Parks Elementary
Willow Brook Elementary
Rogers Middle School
Douglass Mid/High School
Northeast Academy of Health Sciences and Engineering Enterprise School
Star Spencer High School
Extended Educational Services
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5715 S. Kentucky Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73119-7223
Jay Means is currently in the doctoral program at Oklahoma State University in educational administration. His doctorate degree is pending his dissertation defense. He earned the Phi Delta Kappa International Honor Society. Mr. Means attended the University of Central Oklahoma, receiving his MA in traditional English studies and was nominated as Graduate Student of the Year in 1993, earning a 3.54 GPA. He received his BS in English education/bible theology at Mid-America Christian University in 1991 and was History and Education Student of the Year in 1991 Cum Laude.
Mr. Means has graduate hours and experience in technical writing, holds Oklahoma State Department certifications in superintendent (both common education and career tech); secondary principal (both common education and career tech); language arts (all areas); American history; and Oklahoma history.
His experience in Oklahoma City Public Schools includes: substitute teacher at Capitol Hill High School; language arts teacher, honors language arts teacher, and basketball, baseball, and swimming coach at U. S. Grant High School. While at U. S. Grant High School, Mr. Means received the Sallie May Award for Entry Level Teacher of the Year. He taught language arts, social studies, honors English, honors social studies, and was the basketball and softball coach at Webster Middle School. Mr. Means raised the ITBS writing test score from 76 to 92 and had All-City Conference champions and All-City Conference runners-up in basketball and softball at Webster Middle School. At Capitol Hill High School, Mr. Means taught language arts and was the basketball, baseball, and softball coach. He raised the test scores by 20 points. Mr. Means was in administration and the advanced placement coordinator at Northeast Academy for Health Sciences and Engineering. While at Northeast, 170 Duke Scholars/five National Merit Scholars/Academic State Champions in football; administration at U.S. Grant High School.
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Prairie Queen Elementary
Rancho Village Elementary
Stand Watie Elementary
Van Buren Elementary
U.S. Grant High
2308 SW 81st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Ron Millican is a 1956 graduate of Southeast High School. He earned his Bachelor's degree from East Central University and his Master's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Millican has additional graduate work from the University of New Mexico and the University of Oklahoma. He has 33 years' experience as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in public schools.
Mr. Millican is a life-long resident of the Oklahoma City Public Schools district. Ron, his wife Judy, and their two grown daughters, Lisa and Lori are all graduates of Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Southern Hills Elementary
Capitol Hill High
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Dates for the 2013 Board Meetings
Dates for the 2014 Board Meetings
Regular meetings are generally scheduled for the first and third Monday of every month. The primary emphasis of the 2nd meeting of each month will be for business, discussion, and education program presentations. Overall schedule may vary slightly due to holidays and other known Board activities. Special meetings for hearings and special business will be called as needed. All meetings will be held at the Administration Building, 900 North Klein Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Any meeting by the Board outside the regularly scheduled board meeting is considered a Special Board Meeting. The Board will only call a Special Board Meeting when a circumstance requires attention. At least 48 hours notice of the time, place and purpose of the Special Board Meeting will be given to Board members, the media and the county clerk.
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.
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Committed to the advancement and success in the education of OKCPS students, the Board concentrates its efforts in the following areas:
- policy-making and planning;
- formulating policies which serve the educational interest of the students;
- providing the superintendent with guidelines for implementing policies;
- maintaining communication with members of the community, staff and students and being aware of their attitudes, opinions, desires and ideas;
- conducting business openly, in accordance with the law, and encouraging involvement in the Board’s decision-making processes by the people, students, and staff;
- encouraging the superintendent to present methods for improving the educational program.
The Board commits to a four-year term when elected to office. During their term, they ensure that Oklahoma City Public Schools meet the needs of our students.
The annual filing for board election is held the first Monday of December through the following Wednesday. The primary is held in February and if needed, the run-off in April. Board elections rotate by district on a four-year cycle. The upcoming cycle is as follows:
Board Chair - 2017
District 1 & 2 - 2017
District 3 & 4 - 2016
District 5 & 7 - 2014
District 6 - 2015
For their service, Board members receive $25 per meeting, not to exceed $100 per month.
The Board will consider allowing individuals to address the Board during this "Public Comments" section of the agenda, if any request permission to do so.
Public comments will be heard only during the designated Public Comments portion of the Agenda at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education (hereafter referred to as "Board").
Public Comments shall not be heard at emergency meetings of the Board.
Citizens of the district, including delegations or individuals, have the right, and are encouraged, to attend meetings of the Board and to listen to and observe its deliberations. In the interest of orderly conduct of Board meetings, spontaneous discussion from the floor shall be discouraged. The individual dignity of Board members and school district employees shall be respected; accordingly, neither Board members nor employees shall be subjected to abuse through these proceedings.
Citizens are requested to seek resolution of specific problems at the school site or most appropriate central office level. Persons are encouraged to write to the Board or the superintendent with general questions, concerns, suggestions or to obtain information about the district. Each person will receive notice of the receipt of his or her written correspondence, which may include a response.
In order to maintain open lines of communication, the Board provides time for citizen comments during regular monthly business meetings.
Individuals who wish to speak at a Board meeting are required to complete a Public Comments Sign-up Form before the Board meeting convenes.
An Oklahoma City Public Schools staff member will be at a table in the foyer outside the meeting auditorium with Public Comment Sign-up Forms between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. This is the only time forms may be submitted to request to make public comments at Board meetings.
Any person who is a resident, employee, or an official representative of a recognized group or organization of this school district may address the Board. Delegations who wish to address the Board are encouraged to select a representative spokesperson. The first hearing period is for a maximum of thirty minutes and will be used to address concerns regarding matters that are on the Board’s Agenda for that particular meeting. An additional thirty minutes will be allotted, at the end of each meeting, in order to give citizens the opportunity to address non-agenda items. Unless otherwise provided for, Public Comments will only be allowed during periods specifically allotted for that purpose.
All persons who speak at Board meetings are to meet all provisions of this policy. School board policies, state law and federal law have established separate and distinct procedures and forums for collective bargaining issues, and for the resolution of employee grievances, employee complaints, employee suspensions and terminations, complaints against individual employees, pupil suspensions and appeals, political campaigns, and litigation. To avoid circumvention of those separate proceedings and ensure fairness to all parties concerned, no person will be allowed to speak regarding the following: (1) an issue subject to collective bargaining; (2) an issue in a pending lawsuit, complaint or investigation filed with an outside agency, wherein the school district, employee(s) or the Board is party; (3) a pending grievance; (4) pending employee complaint filed with the school district or an outside agency; (5) complaint against individual employee(s); (6) employee disciplinary action, suspension, or termination; or (7) pupil suspension or appeal which may ultimately reach the Board of Education. Additionally, no person who has publicly announced or filed as a candidate for public office may speak during this session. All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public, and any regular meeting shall include an opportunity for the public to address the Board. Presentations under “Public Comments” are limited to three (3) minutes. Where several people wish to address the same subject, a spokesperson must be selected. The Board Chairman may interrupt and terminate any presentation that is not in accordance with any of these criteria.
Board members may not respond to speakers’ comments. The superintendent is expected to provide a written response to the speaker and to inform Board members of the response.
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