JAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Arlis Henegar, Principal
Jay Public Schools will resume classes on Thursday,
August 16, 2018
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A huge Thank You to all of our dedicated teachers and administrators for lobbying the Oklahoma Legislature and advocating for our profession. We also appreciate the support of our patrons and community. Our students are why we do what we do, and they deserve our best efforts. I believe we did get some wins in all of this, but the fight is far from over. As Oklahoma citizens, we must demand that our elected officials properly prioritize their agendas. Our students are our future and their educations should be fully funded and a top priority. Being 50th in education funding is not, and should never be, acceptable. Justifying this position is deplorable. Our politicians have placed corporate welfare above the welfare of our students for far too long. Perhaps this has been a wake up call. We Will Remember in November! – Kenneth Bridges, Superintendent
Our students are getting involved.
Jay Public Schools
Guide for Work Stoppage (FAQs)
Rationale for the Potential Work Stoppage:
Oklahoma has not adequately funded public education for many years. We are at the bottom, or in the bottom three states, in nearly every category relative to education funding. The situation has gotten even worse in recent years and it is unacceptable. Our students, our educators, our parents, grandparents…all Oklahoma citizens deserve better. The future of our state depends on an educated citizenry. As President John F. Kennedy said, “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” For our state’s leaders to justify this affront to Oklahoma’s education system, and by extension our children, is unconscionable. It is time for citizens to act. It is time to demand that our elected officials properly fund education and to start treating teachers like the dedicated professionals they are…or risk being voted out of office.
“Jay Public Schools will ensure rigorous and relevant learning for students that develops confident and responsible citizens prepared for a global society.”