The Stillwater Board of Education meets in regular session on the second Tuesday of the month with the exception to the months of January, February and July. The school board meets on the third Tuesday during these months. Patrons who wish to address the school board are required to submit form BED-E to Ms. Annette Jones, Clerk of the Board of Education, prior to the meeting. The form is located in the column to the right.
School Boundary Reapportionment: Update as of October 9, 2012
At the October 9, 2012 regular business meeting, the Stillwater Board of Education approved proposed Model #13 map
. The area immediately east of Boomer Lake will remain at Richmond for the 2013-2014 school year and then move to Will Rogers in the 2014-2015 school year.
Families who have an incoming 5th grader for the 2013-2014 school year will, along with their K-4 siblings, have the option to remain at their former school through the "grandfathered clause" or attend the new school. Parents who wish to remain in their current school but do not have an incoming 5th grader may request a transfer. Transfer decisions are made in August by the principals prior to the "Meet Your Teacher Night". Intra-district transfers are good for one year and must be reapplied for each year thereafter.
Families of students impacted by the rezoning will be contacted by Superintendent Ann Caine.
Changes to Elementary and Secondary Daily Class Schedules for 2013-14 year: Approved by the Stillwater Board of Education on December 13, 2012
In 2009, a district committee looked at the impact of flipping the school starting times for all sites. Over the past few years, studies have shown through PET scans and MRIs that the teenage brain is a “work in progress and continues to develop well into a person’s 20’s”. In a pair of sleep research studies at Brown University, researchers found that teenagers are programmed to stay up later and sleep later. Previous research has shown that up to 20% of high-school students
fall asleep during the first two hours of school. Two districts in Minnesota found that by moving the high school starting time an hour later, there was a significant reduction in dropout rates and depression.
After the district committee, composed of parents, teachers, staff, and administrators looked at the research and then possible schedules, a small committee worked through possible starting/ending times with Transportation Director Matt Parsel (information about the impact on buses is listed below). Last spring Dr. Caine visited every PTA telling them that the redistricting and flipping school starting times would be considered in the 2013-14 school year. At the December regular business meeting, the Board of Education approved the new class schedules below.
Drop off will be 30-37 minutes before school starts. The current drop off is 10-32 minutes which does not give all students adequate time for breakfast. Pick up will be at 2:50. Buses will be sitting at each school before the bell rings allowing bus riders to be loaded immediately. Currently buses arrive up to 30 minutes after school is out requiring additional supervision.
Middle School (8:30-3:20):
Drop off will be 23-36 minutes before school starts. The current drop off is 10-48 minutes before which requires earlier supervision for some and inadequate breakfast time for others. Pick up will be 0-15 minutes after school. Currently buses arrive 0-35 minutes after school requiring additional supervision.
Drop off will be 17-27/7-15 minutes before school. The current drop off is 10-48 minutes before school. HS students will have to be quick about eating breakfast at school. Pick up will be 0-15/10-25 minutes after school. The current pick up is 0-35/5-35 minutes after school.
Clerk of the Board of Education
314 S. Lewis
Stillwater, OK 74074