ESA Statement

Statement from Shawn Hime, executive director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association, on announcement HB2949 and SB609 will not be heard:

“I appreciate members of the House and Senate for choosing not to move forward with such divisive bills. Budget cuts and the teacher shortage crisis demand that state, business and education leaders work together with parents on a long-term funding solution for public schools. That’s the conversation our nearly 700,000 students in public schools need us to have. No child should go without a high-quality teacher, and every school must have the resources necessary to provide a rich educational experience for all children.”