Council Matters: August 23, 2012
State Superintendent Briefs Governor’s Council
Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
recently spoke to the Governor’s Council during its most
recent meeting. Barresi listed recent accomplishments
by her department and outlined plans for the future.
Council members also received presentations from other
officials about efforts to reach out to students through
STEM programs as well as better collection of data.
Governor’s Council Approves State Plan
Acting on the recommendation of the System Oversight Committee, the Council approved the State Plan
due to the US Department of Labor September 15.
The State Plan outlines the Governor’s strategic vision and goals for Oklahoma’s workforce system.
The plan covers the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014. The plan was developed in consultation
with Governor Mary Fallin, the Workforce Solutions Division of the Oklahoma Department of
Commerce, and the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development, which serves as the
statewide workforce board. Representatives from economic development, education, the business
community, and other interested parties were consulted through their involvement on the Governor’s
Council, State Workforce Youth Council, and local workforce boards.