A 17-member board governs and operates the school. The Board was created through a unique partnership between the Oklahoma City Public Schools and Oklahoma City Quality Schools, a non-profit organization. Six members were appointed by Oklahoma City Public Schools and six by Oklahoma City Quality Schools. The initial members selected and appointed three additional board members. Additionally, the University of Oklahoma, the charter sponsor, appointed two non-voting directors to serve on the board. The JRCES board is responsible for all aspects of planning, governance and operation of the school.

The JRCES Board of Directors:

Lawrence Baines, Ph.D., Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma

Joe Clytus, Utilities Information Services

Justin Ellis, Hunter Engineering

David Greenwell, RSM

Nathaniel Harding, Harding and Shelton Exploration

Phil Horning, Vice chairperson and former Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Member – District 3

Kirk Humphreys, Chairman, The Humphreys Co., former mayor of Oklahoma City

Stanley Hupfeld, Chairman, INTEGRIS Family of Foundations

Carrie JacobsOklahoma Education Association and Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Member – District 3

Robin Johnson, Retired Educator

Gary Jones, Director, Jones Consulting Group

Cristina McQuistion, Vice President, OGE Energy Corp. Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement

Xavier Neira, Oklahoma Director of Development, Manhattan Construction Co.

Bob Ross, President and CEO, Inasmuch Foundation

Charifa Smith, Executive Director, Federal Judicial Learning Center and Museum

 Lyndon Taylor, Executive Vice President and General Counsel Devon Energy Corporation

 Gail Vines, Owner, Flips Wine Bar & Trattoria


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Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting Dates 

12:00 pm

John W. Rex Charter Elementary School
500 W. Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

To view the agenda for each meeting, click on the expandable listing below:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1. Call to Order & Welcome 

2. Presentations:

a. Anschutz Foundation donation recognition with Chris Reen, President & Publisher of The Oklahoman Media Company

3. Consent Agenda:

The following items concern reports and items of a routine nature normally approved at Board meetings. They will be considered and voted on together as a group with one vote; provided that any Board member may ask that one or more items be considered and voted on separately. The Consent Agenda includes discussion, consideration, and possible action upon the following items:a. Approval of Minutes from

a. Approval of Minutes from November, 2016 meeting
b. Approval of November 2016, December 2016, & January 2017 Financial Reports
c. Approval of Purchase Orders FY17 #77-84 and any changes for any prior existing purchase orders.

4. Reports from Committees:

a. Community Outreach:  Stanley Hupfeld
b. Development:  Nathaniel Harding
c. Education: Phil Horning / Bob Ross (Co-Chairs)
d. Finance & Operations: David Greenwell

5. Report from Head of School

6. Report from Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett CPAs regarding the 2015-16 audit.

7. Consideration of and possible vote on motion to accept the report for the 2015-16 audit 
from Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett CPAs.

8. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve the audit contract and engagement letter with Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett, CPAs for the 2016-17 audit.

9. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve Supplemental Appropriations for 2016-17.

10. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve the 2017-18 School Calendar and School Hours.

11. Consideration and possible vote on motion to approve JRCES as an “hours” school for the purposes of calculating instructional time and school calendar development for 2017-18.

12. New business

13. Board Member Comments

14. Public participation: 

All meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public, and any regular meeting shall include an opportunity for the public to address the Board. Presentations under “Public Comments” are limited to three (3) minutes. Where several people wish to address the same subject, a spokesperson must be selected. The Board Chairman may interrupt and terminate any presentation that is not in accordance with any of these criteria. Board members may not respond to speakers’ comments.

15. Adjourn

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017