Oklahoma Poll
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September 20, 2009
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Bill Shapard

Poll: Head of TPS gets good grades in first year

Sixty-five percent of respondents approve of the job he's doing.

Tulsans like what they've seen so far of Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard, but they haven't seen much change in the district's performance, the most recent Oklahoma Poll found.

Nearly two-thirds of the 405 Tulsa residents surveyed by SoonerPoll.com from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 gave Ballard a favorable approval rating. Only 10 percent disapproved of the job he's done since taking over the district last October.

"I see him being more open," said poll respondent Richard Bishop, whose grandson just entered grade school in TPS. "He's made some adjustments, the school board is giving him direction, and I think he can take us there."

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Bill Shapard
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Bill Shapard

Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004.