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#TeamChickasha Site Teachers of the Year were announced this morning!!! A big congrats to:
Kourtney Lively, Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center
Janie Bennett, Grand Avenue Elementary
Tish Kennedy, Lincoln Elementary
Micheal Voyles, Chickasha Middle School
Karen Tillman, Chickasha High School

A great big thank you to each of these teachers for the impact they make on the lives of our students!!!! And, thank you to all of our teachers for the work they do to provide our students with the best educational opportunities possible!
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Stormy M BennettCongrats to all! Go Tish Go! 💜

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Kathy Johnson FerrellCongrats!!!!🍾🎊🎉🎈

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Rori HodgesCongrats to all of you!

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Laurie Wood-AllenGreat job!!!!

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Shannon Rae GibsonYay!! Congratulations to all!!

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Denita MundellCongrats to you all.

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Linda HortonCongratulations

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LaVon BlalockGreat job to all!!

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Alice Spencer HurryCongratulations!!!

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DeeDee HendricksYay Kourtney Lively and Mike Russell👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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Tonight is the night! Don't forget Lincoln Elementary's Bean Supper and Silent Auction. #TeamChickasha ... See moreSee less

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FYI to Grand parents: The fire alarm at Grand Elementary went off and students were evacuated. The building was checked and given the all-clear. Students have returned to class. ... See moreSee less

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STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
FOR CHICKASHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

We, the members of the School Board for Chickasha Public Schools are ever mindful of the public trust bestowed upon us by the parents, students, and citizens of the Chickasha Public School District. Our goals are to constantly and consistently improve the educational process for our students and their families, as well as enable our employees to succeed in providing services to the community by giving them the resources that they need. As leaders in the Chickasha community, we hold these duties in the highest esteem.
One of our responsibilities of leadership is to work with our employees and listen to their concerns. During our term, we have cultivated positive relationships with them and their representatives, especially those in the teachers’ union. We have done our best in the past to promote trust between parties, and look forward to doing so in the future.
Unfortunately, the false presentment and manipulation of information has eroded this trust between the School Board and our employees. The declaration that eighty-five percent (85%) of the employees tendered a vote of “No Confidence” in Superintendent Emeritus David Cash is false. The Chickasha School District has four hundred and forty-four (444) employees. The union has admitted that only two hundred and fifteen (215) to two hundred and twenty (220) employees voted. No raw numbers have been provided by the employees in charge of the vote. Many CPS employees were concerned about the substance of the vote. No evidence of any wrongdoing that would merit a vote of “No Confidence” was adequately presented to all of the employees, only vague references to Facebook posts. This process unfairly isolated many employees. Others were not made aware of the time and place of the vote. The actual vote was conducted in a manner that can only be described as confusing at best and suspicious at worst.
Thus, it cannot be said as clear and affirmative truth that CPS employees believe Superintendent Emeritus Cash is not meeting their expectations as an administrator. Every voice in our school district matters; any assessment of Superintendent Emeritus Cash’s ability to execute his duties must be respectful, holistic and fair. This means we must consider all perspectives, not just some.
The process of restoring trust forces this Board to confront the disappointing truth that a few of our employees have created, propagated, and spread false rumors and misinformation. Because we have a role in communicating facts, we see that now is the time to set the record straight: Superintendent Emeritus Cash’s other professional pursuits have never been considered by this board. Superintendent Emeritus Cash has never sold any product and has no plans to sell anything made as a result of his outside professional pursuits. Superintendent Emeritus Cash earns only $2,500 a month as an employee, contrary to rumors that he was receiving $2,500 a month plus his previous salary. Superintendent Emeritus Cash has never earned $20,000 a month, as reported by radio host George Plummer, and no lawsuit has been filed against the Chickasha School District, as also reported by radio host George Plummer. Our teachers are not resigning, quitting, or leaving en masse. On the contrary, our district employs more staff (both certified and non-certified) this year than in the previous school year.
That some of our employees are questioning our collective direction is to be expected, if not welcomed, by this Board. The various tasks involved in educating our children are oftentimes overwhelmingly difficult, and many constituents do not understand this. Still, our employees navigate these difficulties with grit, intelligence, and poise. Their successes in positively impacting the children of Chickasha have and will continue to provide benefits to this community that are yet to be fully appreciated. Quite simply, the prosperity of Chickasha’s future as a community depends on them.
Our role as a Board in securing that future calls us to explore any available resource that can help our employees and constituents. One of the resources that we, as a Board, find to be both necessary and useful in these lean times is Superintendent Emeritus Cash’s ability to accurately and efficiently account for and budget the operating costs of our school district – one that includes over 2,300 students. He has acquitted himself extraordinarily well in the execution of this responsibility, and he himself has displayed the same positive characteristics that stamp our teachers. Throughout his employ, Superintendent Emeritus Cash has not – in any way, shape, or form – violated the trust and position we have bestowed to him.
Many of our employees have legitimate concerns about how we can improve their lives and the lives of their students, but engaging in petty gossip over an administrator’s position only moves the ball of progress backwards. We are disappointed that our process of finding a new Superintendent has been inhibited by these completely false rumors. Yet, we remain committed to having a productive discussion of legitimate issues impacting CPS and our community.
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Carla WassonTonight's math lesson. When the Board put out their statement they stated our school distrtict had 440 employees which if you run the right report it could reflect that many people have or do work at some point for the District throughout the year. They do not all work there at the same time and therefore are not considered full time staff. So here is my list based on my best guess from monitoring staff for 15.5 years within the budget: Adult Ed 25 Kitchen 30 Central Office 15 Substitutes 40 Site Admin/Office Staff 20 Daycare/Tutors/Summer Crew 10 Total Staff who may not have voted or were not even there comes to 140. (These numbers could vary but are a basis for discussion.) That means potentially 300 staff could have voted that day. According to the union 220 voted. That means 73% voted that day. A large enough majority who then said we have no confidence in the leadership. That is still enough to be concerned for the school district. Per former superintendent Dwight Yoakum

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Shelia HendricksIf you go onto Chickasha school site and go under Board of Education and look at their tweet it's time stamped at 3:47p.m. on Nov. 14 on this statement.

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Micah RobertsWhatever has gone wrong in CPS schools has been wrong for quite a while. Why else would students in mass go to Pioneer schools versus staying in CPS? It just doesn’t make sense.

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Rebbecca RawsonMy opinion from discussions with current and former teachers is there are a number of teachers that are fearful of repercussions in speaking up. Just a thought, why not allow ALL teachers to vote without fear of administration or site principals, with union reps responsible for overseeing & tallying vote. Same for support personnel. If the figures the board is using is correct still seems there is a huge problem and the board is turning a deaf ear & trying to place blame on a few. This is how change occurs at the grassroots, with a few. Why has the board waited until now to respond after weeks of questions and social media speculation? No one questions the number of district employees, I believe the question is how many teachers has Chickasha lost due to the direction Chickasha Schools decided to go. Prayers to the teachers that want to teach our children in ways that most benefit our children in preparing them for the future. Not just the bottom line. These students are our children, grandchildren, future workforce and leaders. Let's give them the best education possible.

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Tewanna Sueann IrvinThe fact that, there is "No Confidence" vote that did happen, even if they are trying to say now it is false...Shows we need to be aware of what's happening in our school districts. And the slience of the teachers, is what alarms me.

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Tammy PittmanJust like politics...don't know who to believe. I'm sure there are teachers afraid to speak up because of repercussions.

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Kyle RichardsonI no longer have a student in school, but I fear for the ones who do. By their logic, if not every single person votes in an election, the results don't matter

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Sharon JonesIs the school board voted in or appointed?

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Carla WassonWhen will the productive discussion happen?

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Brian FarrisJust teach my son please.

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Amanda BeauchampWhy was my comment deleted?

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Candace NashLisa Chambon Michael Joseph Chambon

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