School leaders know the state board of education had no choice but to enact cuts today. We appreciate the efforts of Superintendent Hofmeister, board members and education department staff to arrive at a solution that cushions the blow as much as possible.
This is a financially challenging time for schools, and the need for a long-term funding plan for public education has never been more obvious. We look forward to continuing to work with leaders at the education department and at the Capitol to make sure schools have the resources they need to provide all students the high-quality education they deserve.
Oklahoma State School Boards Association
Steven Crawford & Ryan Owens
Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration