Special education suffers for lack of personnel. When there is a teacher shortage in Oklahoma...what can be done? Bodine does the best they can with what they have and with THE OVER ABUNDANCE of special needs kids.
Principal Coshow has lead the way for turn around at this school. The testing scores don't reflect the attitude of the Bodine family...test scores show the lack of continuity of the families. They move around alot.
The only mandatory homework is the Vocab notepad...but this daily assignment has raised the rigor of the school. Any parent who hasn't seen a Vocab notepad (homework) from their child is being "played"...ALL STUDENTS have this assignment for homework daily.
As with any school, students do better when their parents are involved. There are always one or two parents who think school is a public daycare...those are the ones you only hear from when THEIR child becomes a problem that THEY don't want to deal with. Teachers are there to TEACH not babysit. That being said, MOST of the parents are GREAT. The teachers go ABOVE and beyond to support families and students. (Show me a child that's not showing progress at Bodine and i'll show you parents who aren't doing their part.)