The League of Women Voters of Norman will host their annual Fall meeting. Our featured speaker will be Brenda Burkett, Chief Financial Officer for the Norman Public Schools, she will be giving us an Education Financing Update. Areas of discussion will include the effect of this past Spring’s legislative session, the impact of the Norman TIF and the decision to end that agreement, the impact of decreasing enrollment, and the current school year’s anticipated budget needs.
Brenda has been in education more than 26 years, working for Norman Public Schools since 1991. Brenda has been President of the Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials, is one of Oklahoma ASBO’s Certified School Business Administrators, and was selected as the School Business Official of the Year in 2014-15. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma Center for School Business Management and is a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences held by both of these organizations. Brenda has served as the President of ASBO International. She has participated in the ASBO Int'l Economic Crisis Summit and participated on the educational panel with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education at the 2009 Annual meeting. Brenda received the Pinnacle of Achievement Award in 2008 and was awarded the National SFO certification in 2010. Brenda attended Oklahoma State University, graduating with a double major in Accounting/Agriculture Economics. She has two sons, Brandon and Zachary, who are graduates of Norman High School.