Shawn Hime, executive director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association, statement on passage of Senate Bill 229:
“SB 229 is a monumental bill years in the making. Oklahoma is one of only four states that fails to provide state funding to help schools with capital needs, and our state has notable equity gaps in student access to quality, safe buildings; modern technology infrastructure; and safe transportation.
Every Oklahoma student deserves schools that are clean, safe, well maintained and conducive to learning. This bill is a critical investment in Oklahoma children and their success. We are grateful to legislators for their support, and we especially want to thank Rep. Kyle Hilbert and Sen. John Michael Montgomery for their leadership and collaboration in seeking a solution to address this issue. “