A review of the new accountability system lead the Woodward Board of Education meeting Monday evening, detailing the ins and outs of the latest Oklahoma school report cards.

The principals of each Woodward school talked the board through their report card, which broke down into several measurable categories such as English Language Proficiency Progress, Academic Achievement, Graduation, Chronic Absenteeism, and Postsecondary Opportunities.

Each school, with the exception of the Early Childhood Center, received an overall letter grade from the state.

Cedar Heights - B

Highland Park - B

Horace Mann - C

Middle School North - D

Middle School South - D

Woodward High School - C

Most of the principals agreed that their current grade is not where they want to be, and are implementing plans to help build their scores in each deficient section.

The presentation also covered some demographics for each school. Current report cards can be found through the Woodward Public Schools website by clicking the tab that says Oklahoma School Report Card and typing in the name of the school. Parents can also look up their student specifically through the program. Visit www.woodwardps.net to view the link.

The board heard a brief presentation of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 audit, presented by Buddy Carroll, public accountant. An audit is completed every fiscal year.

According to Carroll, there was an issue regarding the Activity Fund and turning in funds in a timely manner. Superintendent Kyle Reynolds read aloud a statement addressing the issue and how it would be fixed for future transactions.

The accountant went on to mention a few other minor issues that have since been reconciled.

After the audit presentation, the board went on to approve a consent agenda, which included a revision to the Bus Driver Incentive Program stipend to raise the stipend from $500 to $1,000.

The board approved a designated date and time for the sale of $2.6 million Building Bonds now scheduled for April 11 at noon in the board room.

The board approved a request of State Aid and/or Federal Fund for the General Fund followed by the approval of several resolutions for the 2019-2020 handbooks for the High School, Middle School, Elementary Schools, and Transportation.

The March 2019 Lida Hawkins Certified Teacher Recruitment Stipend was approved before the board entered executive session during which the board considered the March District Personnel Report, quarterly performance evaluation of Superintendent Reynolds, and assessed the vulnerability of government facilities or improvements to an act of terrorism.

“We have established a number of short-term, mid-range and long term goals to make our schools safer,” Reynolds told Woodward News.

In open session the board approved the March District Personnel Report.