State Chamber supports HB 1749 and hopes future legislatures will build on it
Bill ensures municipal concerns and industry needs are both addressed
Bills to bring more accountability to charter schools, expand to statewide
Oklahoma City (March 10, 2015) – Charter schools would be allowed statewide under a pair of bills approved today in the Oklahoma Legislature. HB 1696 by Rep. Lee Denney and SB 782 by Sen. Clark Jolley both would lift the restriction that keeps charter schools confined to Oklahoma and Tulsa counties. The bills also bring more accountability to the charter school process.
SB 707 will save money, help students at the same time
Oklahoma City (March 9, 2015) – A bill designed to streamline the end of instruction (EOI) testing process in Oklahoma schools passed the Senate today. SB 707 by Senator John Ford and Representative Lee Denney would increase options for effective testing at a lower cost to the state.
In recent years, thanks to Oklahoma’s robust economic climate, hundreds of companies have migrated to Oklahoma to conduct their businesses. With the nation’s lowest cost of living as well as insurance, energy, utility and real estate costs well below the national average, it’s no wonder Oklahoma has been voted a top state...