Additional items addressed by the board were updating the district’s e-rate policies to comply with federal guidlines. E-rate is the Schools and Libraries program of the Universal Service Fund through the Federal Communications Commission.
Changes in policy language pertained to records-keeping, acceptance of gifts and purchases.
To conclude the meeting, board member Cindy Nashert was selected to represent the Norman School Board and community as the Oklahoma State School Boards Association State Legislative Network Representative.
“Norman needs a voice in legislation proceedings and I think local school boards’ voice will be key,” Siano said.
“I had the idea I’d spend a lot of time talking to various legislators and I discovered I had to reach out to them and not the other way around,” said board member and former representative Julie Raaschelders. “I know Cindy sees representatives at events through her business ownership and I’d encourage her to be more proactive than I was.”