Anti-Education Bill Heads to the House Floor

At the direct expense of local control, efficiency, and school employee benefits, SB 634 mandates several requirements that will negatively impact Oklahoma teachers, support employees, and school districts. This has many Oklahomans asking a simple question: Why? Final Chance — Act Now: Forward Pre-Written Letter Opposing SB 634 to Your Local Representative (Click Here). InContinue reading Anti-Education Bill Heads to the House Floor

Conley Introduces Legislation to Protect Student Athletes

House Bill 1775 is officially known as “Riley’s Rule.” The name commemorates Riley Boatwright, a Lexington middle schooler who tragically passed away during a school football game in 2019.  Riley’s Rule, authored by Rep. Sherrie Conley, aims to establish additional safety precautions for student athletes participating in public school sporting events. Thus far, Riley’s RuleContinue reading Conley Introduces Legislation to Protect Student Athletes

The Play to Learn Act: A Refocusing of Early Childhood Education

Article Updated March 11, 2021 Sometimes you just have to jump up, run around, and shake all the wiggles out! The Play to Learn Act, authored by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, understands this truth. This bipartisan-supported act, numbered House Bill 1569, aims to get children actively involved in the learning process through play-based curriculum and focusedContinue reading The Play to Learn Act: A Refocusing of Early Childhood Education

School Funding Reform Bill Passes House Floor

The School Funding Reform Bill — House Bill 2078 — passed the House general assembly Feb. 24 with a vote of 68-30. The Funding Reform Bill, like its counterpart House Bill 2074 (open transfer), generated much debate. Given the extended duration of the floor proceedings, we have divided the video footage into four distinct partsContinue reading School Funding Reform Bill Passes House Floor

Pandemic Pay for School Support Employees Passes Committee — SB 807

Senate Bill 807 — a POE request bill — authored by Sen. Chris Kidd ensures that all school support employees, just like certified staff, will be paid in the event of a school closure due to a pandemic or other health emergency. SB 807 passed the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 23 with aContinue reading Pandemic Pay for School Support Employees Passes Committee — SB 807