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OSSBA CCOSA USSA Waiver Message to Membership

For Immediate Release Aug. 28, 2014 STATEMENT ON DENIAL OF WAIVER EXTENSION OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The leaders of the state’s associations representing school board members, school administrators and suburban school districts responded to the U.S. Department of Education’s denial of the one-year extension of the No Child Left Behind Waiver. The Executive Directors of OSSBA, CCOSA and USSA . . . read more

Aug 28, 2014

Oklahoma Principal Named One of Six Finalists for 2015 National Principal of the Year

Contact: Bob Farrace, NASSP Director of Public Affairs farraceb@nassp.org , 703-909-4661 Oklahoma Principal Named One of Six Finalists for 2015 National Principal of the Year Rob Miller of Jenks Middle School to interview for top honor during September visit to Washington, DC Reston, VA – Rob . . . read more

Aug 13, 2014

CCOSA Superintendents Academy 2014-15

The mission of the CCOSA Superintendents Academy is to assist in the improvement of education by strengthening and enhancing leadership through on-going, professional development.  This academy offers training in performing specific job expectations in FINANCE, LEADERSHIP, LAW, RELATIONSHIPS and COMMUNICATIONS.  Sessions include . . . read more

Aug 21, 2014

Current Highlights

OASSP 9th Annual Fall Conference

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The Tower Hotel 3233 NW Expressway Oklahoma City, OK  73112 Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dave Burgess    “Teach Like A Pirate!” 2014 Fall Conference Registration Information: . . . read more

2014-2015 CCOSA Membership Form and Updates

2014-2015 CCOSA ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FORM CLICK HERE Membership Change Are you making a change next year?  Please let the CCOSA office know if you are retiring, changing school districts or changing assignments/school sites.   Membership Year Your CCOSA membership runs from July 1 through . . . read more

CCOSA/OkASBO/VFC Financial Assistance For School Districts

Program Description One of the constant challenges of public school administration is staying current on school finance and the changes in education law affecting it. Administrators sometimes feel that they need a financial expert on speed dial. To address this challenge, the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School . . . read more

CCOSA Legal Assistance for School Districts

Program Description One of the constant challenges of public school administration is staying current on the frequent and complex changes in education law, especially special education law. Administrators sometimes feel that they need a school attorney on speed dial. At the same time, school budgets are tight, and districts do . . . read more

CCOSA Professional Development Calendar

2014   Tuesday, August 26 - Thursday, August 28 Tulsa Model TLE Training for New Administrators Jenks Math & Science Building, Jenks (3rd Floor Presentation Hall) Thursday, August 28 Tulsa Model TLE Re-Training . . . read more

CCOSA/OkASBO Basic School Finance

                     This workshop is helpful to anyone involved in financial management in Oklahoma’s schools.  All administrators need to know this information on basic school finance .  A packet of useful materials is included for every participant. . . . read more

Principals Leadership Academy

School leaders who participate in Balanced Leadership Enhance their effectiveness. Translate their vision and aspirations into action. Focus on what matters most to student achievement. Can they stick with it. For school leaders, the pressure to improve—and to do so quickly—is greater than . . . read more

CCOSA/OkASBO Child Nutrition Workshop - Fall 2014

            The Child Nutrition workshop will address Federal changes in School Food Service, procurement plans, food restrictions, concessions and the law, menu planning, improving participation, and best practices. With all the changes at the state and federal levels, it . . . read more

School Law for Administrators

Requirements and expectations for schools are changing constantly.  How can educators understand and implement it all?  THIS SEMINAR WILL HELP.  Superintendents, central office personnel, principals, directors, and teachers will identify current trends, the resulting legal implications, and practical strategies to help master . . . read more

Evaluation, Eligibility, Services & Protections Under Section 504 & Title II of the ADA for Public School Students K-12

          Intended  Audience: Section 504/Title II Coordinators & Other School Staff Members Involved in  the Section 504/Title II Decisionmaking Process for Students K-12 Presenter: Andrea Kunkel, CCOSA Staff Attorney & Director of the . . . read more

2014-15 Tulsa Model TLE Training for New Administrators

Tulsa Model TLE Training for New Administrators   This three-day training will cover both Process Training and Calibration Training.  Upon completion of the training, and passing the test, participants will be certified in Tulsa Model Process and Calibration Training, and be familiar with the . . . read more

List of Approved Interim Studies for the House and State Senate

Listed below you will find: List of approved House Interim Studies  (pdf format) Studies related to Common Education have been highlighted List of approved Senate Interim Studies (pdf format) Studies related to Common Education have been highlighted You can access the . . . read more

USSA Makes 2014 New Law Book Publicly Available

Educators can now access a searchable .pdf version of the 2014 USSA New Law Book by visiting the USSA website.  Click here to access the law book and other materials that were offered at the 2014 USSA New Law Conference. Additional materials can be accessed on the USSA New Law Conference Agenda webpage found on the CCOSA . . . read more

For the People: A New Vision for Public Education in Oklahoma

Oklahomans desperately want a public education system we can be proud of — a system that delivers on its promise of educating all people. But how do we get there? That was the question dozens of education leaders from every corner of Oklahoma began asking themselves two years ago. They came up with a uniting vision for . . . read more

Oklahoma Green Schools Challenge

Please consider joining the Oklahoma Green Schools Challenge! The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Oklahoma Chapter and the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administration challenge your school to form a team to “green your school”.  Your team’s efforts can lower school operating costs and positively . . . read more

Oklahoma School Security Institute Launches Tip Line for Schools

  NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Not for Public Release Contact: Jennifer Newell, OSSI 405-425-7299 jnewell@dps.state.ok.us Authorized by: Kim Carter, Director Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security Oklahoma School Security Institute Launches Tip Line for Schools OKLAHOMA CITY . . . read more

McREL Oklahoma Principal Paper-Pencil Scoring Template

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has requested Oklahoma schools to report their qualitative data for Teacher Leader Effectiveness.  In order to calculate the scores based on the 5-point scale in Oklahoma statute McREL has devised an Excel spreadsheet to assist in this process.  Please find attached the instrument and . . . read more