2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT
A Tradition of Excellence with a Vision for Tomorrow.
LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT In the following pages you will find facts and figures which help paint a picture of Jenks Public Schools. However, I firmly believe our District is not defined by test scores and enrollment numbers, but by the caliber of our people. From the youngest Pre-K student to the longest-tenured employee, each one of our school sites and buildings is filled with people who share the common purpose of creating educational opportunities to enable students to realize their maximum potential. Each day – in our classrooms, our clubs and organizations, our athletic teams, and throughout our community – I am privileged to witness the unmatched dedication of our teachers and administrators as well as the incredible creativity and ambition of our students. Working together as Trojans during the 2015-16 school year, we were able to achieve unprecedented success. Although setting and exceeding high standards in each one of the “Five A’s” – academics, activities, arts, athletics, and attitude – is a daily emphasis for students and staff, we will also continue to focus on the future. Moving forward, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities, resources, and technology to our students. Thanks to the support of our parents and patrons, the passage of the 2016 bond issue will provide funds for the expansion of the Middle School cafeteria and the renovation of High School classrooms. With the help of the Jenks Public Schools Foundation and its broad community connections, we can bring cutting-edge STEM Learning Labs to more school sites and ensure our students can continue to grow through programs like Junior Achievement’s BizTown, Jenks Wild, and Action Based Learning Labs. The opportunities provided to our students would simply not be possible without the unwavering support of our parents, the dedication of our volunteers, and the passion of our staff members. Thank you to all those who gave of their time and talents during the 2015-16 school year to help Jenks Public Schools achieve excellence and fulfill our mission of preparing all learners to be productive, responsible citizens. Thank you for your support, and Go Trojans!
Stacey M. Butterfield, Ed.D. Superintendent
BOARD OF EDUCATION The Jenks Public Schools Board of Education establishes policies and procedures for the operation of the school system. The Board evaluates the needs of the District and community while acting within the framework of Oklahoma and federal laws. Each member of the five-person Board must live within District boundaries, and each member is elected to a five-year term by patrons of the Jenks Public Schools District. Board members must follow a strict code of ethics, and in order to enact school policy, members are expected to study issues relating to public education and familiarize themselves with students, staff members, and school sites within the District. Board meetings are normally held on the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Education Service Center. Any citizen is welcome to attend Board meetings as an observer. In order to make public comments regarding agenda items, the citizen must register prior to the meeting. Organizations, groups, or individuals may request to speak to the Board by submitting a written request to the Clerk of the Board by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting date. Members of the Board or the Superintendent of Jenks Public Schools may invite members of the public to speak at board meetings for specific purposes.
MEMBERS JON PHILLIPS, PRESIDENT Ward 2 | Term expires 2017 MELISSA ABDO, VICE PRESIDENT Ward 3 | Term expires 2018 RON BARBER, MEMBER Ward 1 | Term expires 2019 CHUCK FORBES, MEMBER Ward 5 | Term expires 2020 TRACY KENNEDY, MEMBER Ward 1 | Term expires 2021
(From Left to Right: Ron Barber, Melissa Abdo, Jon Phillips, Tracy Kennedy, and Chuck Forbes)
Jenks Public Schools, inspired by a tradition of excellence, is committed to the shared responsibility of preparing all learners for productive, responsible citizenship in an ever-changing world.
DISTRICT PERSONNEL Employees By Category/Department Certified – 827 Teacher Asst./Instruct. Asst./Para. – 167 Child Nutrition – 109 Transportation – 94 Clerical/Business – 85 Community Education – 73 Facilities Management – 20 Print Shop/Warehouse – 13 Technology – 11 Campus Police – 8
Based on October 1, 2015 attendance
2015-16 JPS TEACHER OF THE YEAR BRITTANY HIX – WEST INTERMEDIATE
Brittany Hix went from sitting in a Jenks’ classroom to leading one. The 2015-16 Jenks Teacher of the Year, Hix graduated from Jenks in 2008 and has lived her dream over the last four years as a language arts and social studies teacher at Jenks West Intermediate. “I’m fortunate to be able to give back to the place that gave me so much,” stated Hix. “I appreciate the emphasis on collaboration in our District and the fact that our leaders push us to continuously research and learn new techniques for reaching students. It is an exciting and invigorating environment to work in because the philosophy of life-long learning is embedded in everything we do.” Hix was not only honored by JPS, she was also selected as a finalist for the 2017 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Award. A leader and innovator among her peers, Hix focuses her efforts on providing each one of her students the opportunity to find their voice. She utilizes classroom discussions, book talks, and seminars to allow her students to not only understand, but to experience new concepts and materials. “It’s great to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about and to be mentioned with so many outstanding teachers from across the state is incredible,” said the 25-year old Hix. “There are so many people making an impact in the lives of students and it’s wonderful to be part of that community.”
Students representing all school sites who performed in Jenks Vocal Music’s production of Guys and Dolls
Grand-prize winner of the national C-SPAN StudentCam competition. Sophomore Olivia Hurd earned the top honor with her short film about the national debt entitled, “Up To Our Necks.”
Miles marched by members of the Trojan Pride band during the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year’s Day 2016
Total college scholarships offered to the Jenks High School Class of 2016
Consecutive state championships won in 2015 by football and boys cross country teams
National Merit Semifinalists in the Jenks High School Class of 2016
Total years of service and years as Principal of Jenks High School for Mike Means who retired at the end of the 2015-16 school year
Square footage of Northwest Elementary, the first new Jenks elementary school to be built in more than 20 years. Official groundbreaking for Northwest Elementary took place on April 6, 2016.
2016 TEST RESULTS
State standardized tests are used to assess students’ proficiency in the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Jenks Public Schools’ state assessment scores continue to be among the highest in the state thanks to the efforts of Jenks students and the tireless work of faculty and staff. The numbers listed in the tables below represent the percentages of students who scored “Satisfactory” and “Advanced” on the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test and the End-of-Instruction Test. Spaces containing an asterisk indicate there is no test given for the subject at that grade level.
2016 OCCT TEST RESULTS 3RD
EOI RESULTS ALGEBRA 1
^ The majority of 8th grade students enroll in Algebra I or a higher mathematics course. The test score reflects only those students enrolled in 8th grade math. ** The cut score for the Biology EOI test is higher than the cut scores in all other EOI test subjects.
2016 BOND ISSUE On February 9, 2016, voters approved an $11 million bond issue for Jenks Public Schools. Bond dollars were allocated to fund capital improvements including the expansion of the Middle School cafeteria, Middle School athletic fields (Phase I), renovation of High School classrooms, and for the following purposes: • District-wide equipment • District-wide facilities/maintenance equipment • District-wide printing improvements • District-wide safety improvements • District-wide technology • District-wide textbooks and media equipment • District-wide transportation In order to determine the needs of the District, as well as the final dollar amount of the bond, Jenks community members, parents, and Jenks Public Schools’ staff members form a Bond Issue Task Force. A list of recommendations is presented to the Jenks Public Schools’ Board of Education, and the members of the Board of Education are responsible for reviewing and finalizing the items to be placed on the bond election ballot.
The Jenks Middle School Cafeteria expansion, scheduled for completion in Spring 2017, adds additional indoor seating for up to 300 students, as well as outdoor eating space for up to 40 students.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION GENERAL FUND REVENUE SOURCES
General Fund revenue for 2015-16 totaled $70,877,759. State sources, including the state aid formula, made up 49 percent of the overall revenue. Local sources, such as property taxes, accounted for 45 percent, while federal funds for recurring programs amounted to 5 percent.
GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES
In 2015-16, General Fund expenditures totaled $74,840,957. Spending on salaries and benefits for teachers and staff members comprised 93 percent of all expenditures and non-salary needs such as supplies, utilities, fuel, insurance, contract services, and property services, added up to 7 percent of all expenditures.
State - $34.9M
Staff Salaries / Benefits - $69.5 M
Local & County - $32.1M
Federal - $3.7M
Non-salary Expenses - $5.2M
Jenks Public Schools ended the 2015-16 year with a fund balance of $6,672,368 which equals 8.9 percent of total revenues.
NET ASSESSED VALUATION IN MILLIONS
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