The McAlester Board of Education works conscientiously to establish policies, procedures and programs that help every student achieve their maximum potential. The board functions as a body to employ the Superintendent who in turn oversees the implementation of said policies and programs. We also approve all school budgets as part of our responsibility to the community to assure all funds are being used as judiciously and effectively as possible. The board functions openly, meeting the second Monday of each month, and we encourage parental and community involvement and attendance. Our ultimate goal is to provide every student a quality education and be a model school district not only in Oklahoma, but one that compares favorably with any district nationwide.
Ann Walker, Former President
About the District Board:
It is the general policy of the Board to perform its work, as far as practicable, as a committee of the whole. Among its more important duties, the Board shall:
A. Establish policies to guide the operation of the school program consistent with the Oklahoma School Code and Federal regulations for governing the public schools.
B. Appoint a Superintendent of Schools to administer the policies of the Board of Education.
C. Adopt an annual budget to finance the operation of the schools in accordance with legal requirements.
D. Assume the responsibility for providing for such capital outlay expenditures as are necessary to maintain an adequate school plant.
E. Inform the public concerning the progress and needs of the schools, the instructional program, and the financial status of the School District.
F. Accurately account for receipts and expenditures through the financial employees and custodians of funds and financial recording of all funds, including activity and lunchroom funds.
G. Consider and take action upon all recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools in matters of policy, legislation, salary schedules, personnel employment, and other personnel regulations, courses of study, and school activities.