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Board of Education

From left to right: Chuck Forbes, Melissa Abdo, Ron Barber, Tracy Kennedy, Terry Keeling

(From left to right - Chuck Forbes, Melissa Abdo, Ron Barber, Tracy Kennedy, Terry Keeling)

Board Members

Members of the Jenks Public School Board of Education are elected to a five-year term. One member is elected from each of the five wards in the District.  A map showing the wards can be found HERE.

Name and Position E-mail Address Term Ward
Melissa Abdo, President melissa.abdo@jenksps.org 2018-2023 Ward 3
Ron Barber, Vice President ron.barber@jenksps.org 2014-2019 Ward 4
Chuck Forbes, Member chuck.forbes@jenksps.org 2015-2020 Ward 5
Tracy Kennedy, Member tracy.kennedy@jenksps.org 2016-2021 Ward 1
Terry Keeling, Member terry.keeling@jenksps.org 2017-2022 Ward 2


Board Policy - Click Here for Board Policy


Clerk of the Board

Kim Bourke
Assistant to the Superintendent & Clerk of the Board

Phone: (918) 299-4415, ext. 2201
Fax: (918) 299-9197

Julie Wortham
Human Resources Specialist & Deputy Clerk of the Board

Phone: (918) 299-4415, ext. 2305
Fax: (918) 298-6602


Board Meetings

The School Board conducts the business of the district in an orderly and efficient manner and regulates public presentations to the Board. Most Regular Board meetings are held on the first Monday of every month unless the regular meeting date falls on or immediately following a holiday. Meetings normally begin at 5:00 p.m. and are held in the Board Room on the first floor of the Jenks Public Schools Education Service Center, located at 211 East A Street, Jenks, Oklahoma.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 8, 2018 (2nd Monday)
  • February 5, 2018
  • March 5, 2018
  • March 15, 2018
  • April 2, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • April 24, 2018
  • May 2, 2018
  • May 7, 2018
  • June 4, 2018
  • July 2, 2018
  • August 6, 2018
  • September 10, 2018 (2nd Monday)
  • October 1, 2018
  • November 5, 2018
  • December 3, 2018

There are two ways in which the public may address the Board of Education, these include Public Comments and Hearing of the Public. The procedure for each of these is described below:

The Board may allow public comments under a segment of the agenda. Such comments will be restricted to the specific agenda items that appear on the Board agenda for that meeting. The total time allowed for the public comments agenda item will be thirty (30) minutes, with a maximum time of five (5) minutes being allowed for each citizen to comment. Citizens will be required to register fifteen (15) minutes prior to the starting time of the Board meeting with the Clerk of the Board, indicating the speaker and specific agenda item that will be discussed. Citizen comments will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. 


  1. The request to speak must be received in writing by the Clerk of the Board by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the Board meeting date and must include the topic and the name of the speaker.
  2. Topics for discussion must be specific in nature, as required by law for public meetings. (Items for discussion may be reviewed by the Board attorney. The Board liaison will contact citizens by phone if the topic must be worded more specifically.)
  3. Five minutes are allowed for each citizen to comment. If the Board asks questions of the speaker, the speaker's response time will not be included in the time limit. After the citizen(s) has presented his/her views, the floor will be closed to the public and opened for the Board only, to ask questions, have discussion or make comments.
  4. No person who has publicly announced or filed as a candidate for public office may use the public comments or hearing of the public portions of the School Board meeting as a forum for campaigning.
  5. School Board policies, state law, and federal law have established separate and distinct procedures and forums for the resolution of employee grievances, employee complaints, employee suspensions and terminations, complaints against individual employees, pupil suspensions and appeals, and litigation. To avoid circumvention of those separate proceedings and to ensure fairness to all parties concerned, no person will be permitted to speak regarding the following: 

a. an issue in a pending lawsuit, complaint or investigation filed with an outside agency,   wherein the school district, employee(s), or the School Board is a party;

b. a pending grievance;

c. a pending employee complaint filed with the school district or outside agency;

d. complaint against individual employee(s);

e. employee disciplinary action, suspension, demotion, non-reemployment or termination; 

f. a pending pupil suspension or appeal which may reach the Board of Education.


The Board reserves the right to permit only one person to present the views of an organization or group. The Boards reserves the right to limit the time and decorum of any citizen. The Board or Board designee may respond in writing to questions or concerns following the deliberation.


Board Meeting Agendas Board Meeting Minutes/Summaries
January 16, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas January 16, 2017 Minutes
February 6, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas February 6, 2017 Minutes
March 6, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas March 6, 2017 Minutes
March 29, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas March 29, 2017 Minutes
April 3, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas April 3, 2017 Minutes
April 17, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas April 17, 2017 Minutes

April 19, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas

April 19, 2017 Minutes
May 1, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas May 1, 2017 Minutes
May 11, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas May 11, 2017 Minutes
June 5, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas June 5, 2017 Minutes
July 10, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas July 10, 2017 Minutes
July 26, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas July 26, 2017 Minutes
August 7, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas August 7, 2017 Minutes
August 21, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas August 21, 2017 Minutes
September 11, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas September 11, 2017 Minutes
September 25, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas September 25, 2017 Minutes
October 2, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas October 2, 2017 Minutes
November 6, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas November 6, 2017 Minutes
November 14, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas November 14, 2017 Minutes
November 16, 2017 Special Meeting Agendas November 16, 2017 Minutes
December 4, 2017 Regular Meeting Agendas December 4, 2017 Minutes
January 8, 2018 Regular Meeting Agendas January 8, 2018 Minutes
February 5, 2018 Regular Meeting Agendas February 5, 2018 Minutes
March 5, 2018 Regular Meeting Agendas  
March 15, 2018 Special Meeting Agendas