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Caddo Kiowa Technology Center celebrates School Board Recognition Month this January

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Vice President Lance Shenold, President Dustin Tackett, Member Phil Perryman, Clerk John Clay and Member Tom Haley

Superintendent Tony Hancock announced that Caddo Kiowa Technology Center joined hundreds of school districts across the state in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January.

“Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay. Their goal is always focused on the future success of the people in our district,” Hancock said. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say ‘thank you’ for all they do.”

School board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. They are a link between the community and the classroom. The CKTC school board is responsible for an annual budget of $11 million, 418 students, 113 employees, 13 buildings, 17 full-time programs and several business and industry services.

In the past year, under the school board’s leadership, CKTC received a Lottery Grant that provided a driving simulator and a front-end alignment machine for Truck Driver Training and Diesel Service Tech programs. The center also received the prestigious Gold Star School award for the 14th year. Another district achievement was receiving a Public Service of Oklahoma rebate check for $8514.49 for participating in the peak hours program. And the Caddo Kiowa Business Development Center added TetherTech Safety as a new tenant.

CKTC’s Board of Education members are President Dustin Tackett (16 years), Vice President Lance Shenold (10 years), Clerk John Clay (28 years), Member Phil Perryman (11 years) and Member Tom Haley (11 years). To learn more about our board members, visit CKTC’s board page.

“It’s more important than ever before that communities support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thank you’ for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated,” Hancock said.

To recognize CKTC’s board members, Hancock presented each member with an OSSBA certificate at the January school board meeting.

For over half a century, CKTC has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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