OKCPS Superintendent talks Pathways to Greatness at Chamber Forum

Friday, February 22, 2019

by VeloCity

With Oklahoma City Public Schools district facilities operating at 60 percent capacity and enrollment projected to decline over the next few years, it is clear that the status quo is not an acceptable way to approach the future of the district.

Yesterday, OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel shared his recommendation of a Final Path forward for OKCPS to reinvent the district. For more than a year, OKCPS has been on a journey to design a future where students are served equitably and have access to more educational opportunities and support services -- regardless of their zip code.

“It hasn’t been easy, but I am so grateful that our staff, as well as our families and our community, have been willing to share their ideas, concerns, and considerations along the way,” said McDaniel. “We have been able to respond to a number of great ideas from our stakeholders to make the plan better. By placing our trust in each other and by leaning into difficult conversations, we’ve been able to chart a Final Path that will lead to new levels of success for all of our students. The plan isn’t perfect, but no plan is. We have 45,000 reasons to say ‘yes’ and move forward for our students.”

 

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