Vaccine Available to All School Employees Starting Feb. 22nd

Gov. Kevin Stitt, on Wednesday of this week, announced that all school employees will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as early as February 22nd. This development allows for approximately 89,000 public school employees, if they so choose, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the next several weeks. In December, Gov. Stitt and SecretaryContinue reading Vaccine Available to All School Employees Starting Feb. 22nd

Trent Smith’s SBE Nomination Confirmed by Senate

Article Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 24 On Tuesday, Feb. 23 the Oklahoma Senate confirmed Trent Smith’s nomination to the State Board of Education by a vote of 38-9. The former OU football captain’s nomination previously advanced through the Senate Education Committee with a 10-3 vote on Feb. 9. Gov. Kevin Stitt nominated Smith to the stateContinue reading Trent Smith’s SBE Nomination Confirmed by Senate

Senate Education Committee (2021)

Chairman Adam Pugh Republican — District 41 (Edmond) Room 425 | (405) 521-5622 adam.pugh@oksenate.gov Vice Chairman Dewayne Pemberton Republican — District 9 (Muskogee) Room 429 | (405) 521-5533 Dewayne.Pemberton@oksenate.gov NATHAN DAHAMR — District 33 (Tulsa)Rm 526 | (405) 521-5551nathan.dahm@oksenate.gov J.J. DOSSETTD — District 34 (Owasso)Rm 531 | (405) 521-5566jj.dossett@oksenate.gov JO ANNA DOSSETTD — District 35Continue reading Senate Education Committee (2021)

Governor’s Executive Budget Summary

A Glance at Gov. Stitt’s Budget Proposal (FY2022) Gov. Kevin Stitt’s executive budget proposal recommends a total of $8.3 billion in spending for the fiscal year 2022. Of this proposal, $7.9 billion accounts for recurring expenses and approximately $455.2 million is designated for one-time expenses. This FY2022 budget is “largely flat” according to the state’sContinue reading Governor’s Executive Budget Summary

The State of the State: POE’s response

POE’s Response to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s State of the State Address As session gets underway, we look forward to continuing our work with Gov. Kevin Stitt and his Administration in finding ways to improve education in Oklahoma. We are encouraged by his State of the State remarks honoring the hardworking teachers and support personnel aroundContinue reading The State of the State: POE’s response