The Oklahoma State Board of Education looked at whether Sovereign Community Schools should close its doors
OKLAHOMA CITY —A charter school serving Oklahoma City's Indigenous community was at the center of the state's board of education meeting Thursday.
The Oklahoma State Board of Education was looking at whether Sovereign Community Schools should close its doors. Academic outcomes for the school aren't proficient, but the largest concern is the $500,000 of debt the charter school is in.
Kendra Wilson-Clements, the charter school board president, said her numbers aren't adding up to the $500,000 the state mentioned. But she agreed leadership isn't where it should be due to the school's previous administration.
The school's current superintendent also isn't certified to be in that role, which raised concerns from the state board. However, she said Native American education saves lives.
"I'm just very proud for Sovereign to be my school," said Graison a ninth-grade student. "I hope Ms. Black can keep the school going and help all of us so we don't have to be bullied at our old schools."
The board of education tabled the agenda item until next month. The board will discuss then if the charter school will have to close its doors.