Oklahoma City Public Schools leader unveils plan to improve district deficiencies

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The future is now for Oklahoma City Public Schools, and the district's temporary leader said Monday night it is time to move forward with sweeping changes to improve academic performance, administrative accountability and community involvement.

Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez unveiled a proposed 6-month transition plan for consideration by the school board that includes a recommendation to overhaul the district's administrative structure by relocating about 100 employees to individual schools to improve responsiveness.

“Whether you measure by anecdote or hard data ... we need to acknowledge that the work done in this building is not meeting the needs we have,” Lopez told board members. “A culture has developed at 900 N Klein based on oversight and compliance, rather than seeing ourselves as support for school sites.”

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