Pedagogical booklet: Meals to take away waiting in schools | Education


Push break: Despite the presidential action, summer food sites still had to temporarily stop offering a take-out service.

President Joe Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act into law on June 25, which, among other provisions, expanded waivers allowing summer feeding program sites to offer take-out meal service and drop-off service. meal delivery rather than requiring children to eat where they are served. These exemptions were due to expire on Friday.

However, before this extension can take effect locally, updated federal and state guidelines must be released.

A spokesperson for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, which oversees child nutrition programs throughout Oklahoma, said his agency received updated guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday. and expects to follow suit at the state level in the first full week of July.

Head to the room: Weldon Davis, former Tulsa Public Schools administrator HJ Green and David Pennington will be inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame in November.

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The first multi-year president of the Oklahoma Education Association, Davis taught in Barnsdall, Lawton, and Oklahoma City. He has also held leadership positions with the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association.

Green was the first white principal of a desegregated Booker T. Washington High School and helped establish its curriculum to ensure the success of its voluntary integration. He also served for three years as executive director of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association and under his leadership the organization began awarding state varsity championships to sports teams and varsity bowl titles. State.

Pennington’s four-decade career in Oklahoma public education included stints in Kansas, Bristow, Blackwell, and Ponca City. He also served as executive director of the United Suburban Schools Association.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 4 in Oklahoma City.

The check is in the mail: Education Secretary Ryan Walters’ campaign for state superintendent reported an additional donation on Tuesday.

Walters’ campaign received $2,900, the maximum individual donation allowed by law, from Ashley Cross, a Jenks Public Schools Foundation board member and former school board candidate.

In the two weeks before an election, Oklahoma’s campaign finance reporting laws require candidates to file an updated Rolling Report within 24 hours of accepting funds that carry the full contribution of a election cycle donor over $1,000.

Fill the backpack: The Washington County School Supply Drive is accepting requests for help through July 15 for the 2022-2023 school year. Students in all grades attending Bartlesville, Bowring, Caney Valley, Copan, Dewey, or Osage Hills can request assistance with school supplies.

Families can apply in person at Mission Agape Bartlesville on Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or at Mary Martha Outreach on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. Applications are also available online at https://tinyurl.com/WashCobackpack

School board calendar: The Sand Springs School Board has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

The Tulsa Public Schools School Board has canceled its previously scheduled July 18 meeting.

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