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Nothing Like Waiting ’til the Last Minute

October 15, 2013


Districts work really hard this time of year to complete their accreditation reports. That’s why some find it frustrating that at 3:32 on the day those reports are due, the SDE sends out a notice that schools will have three more days to complete them.


OSDE: Deadline for Accreditation Application and October 1 Child Count

OK State Dept of Ed sent this bulletin at 10/15/2013 03:32 PM CDT

To all district superintendents,

On behalf of Accreditation and the Office of Student Information, thank you to all districts that have certified the October 1 Child Count and Accreditation Application.

As the October 15th deadline nears, the Oklahoma State Department of Education is pleased to report that over 90% of districts have been able to certify their reports.

However, because nearly 10% of districts have asked for assistance from the OSDE and the department continues to respond to those requests, the Superintendent has extended the deadline for both the Accreditation Application and the October 1 Child Count to Friday, October 18th at 5:00 PM CDT. This will allow the Office of Student Information enough time to address all requests for data support from districts needed to certify the October 1 Child Count.

The OSDE shares the districts’ commitment to reporting accurate data and is equally committed to supporting districts as they complete these reports.

Because of statutory obligations, there will be no further extensions.


John Kraman
Executive Director, Student Information
Oklahoma State Department of Education


Never mind how hard 90 percent of the districts worked to complete them on time. Or what other tasks they pushed to the side to complete the reports. Or that most of the state is on fall break two of the next three days.


Oh, and at the end of the day on the 15th, no A-F Report Cards. Maybe tomorrow, right?

  1. Kirby Lehman
    October 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    If a single Oklahoma school administrator made ten percent of the administrative errors or incompetencies Barresi has made during a little more than two years in office, she would want that administrator’s head on a platter. It is difficult for me to understand how other state agencies (including the Governor’s Office) can tolerate such consistent incompetence.


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