State Senator and former classroom teacher Nancy Riley says Oklahoma schools could be hit by even more revenue cuts due to property tax breaks intended to help the economy. The Sand Springs Republican has asked the Attorney General to look into the constitutionality of the law that was supposed to guarantee schools and other public entities would be reimbursed for those tax breaks.read more.
Saying their goal is to protect Oklahoma students from child abusers who move from district to district, two state lawmakers say they plan address the issue this coming legislative session.
Senator Kathleen Wilcoxson and Representative Carolyn Coleman said the problem is that many school districts don't know a prospective employee has a history of child abuse or inappropriate sexual conduct. That's because their former employer may have been advised to simply accept their resignation in exchange for keeping quiet about inappropriate behavior.read more.