OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, has filed legislation to allow Oklahoma voters to raise the standard for public school funding in the state constitution. Senate Joint Resolution 9 would create a state question to require the legislature to “make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient and equitable system of free public schools”.read more.
The state Department of Education (SDE) shared its FY’22 budget request of $2.41 billion, an increase of $110.8 million over its FY’21 budget, to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Monday. Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, is a member of the committee and released the following statement regarding the agency’s budget request.read more.
Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, released the following statement regarding her vote against the adoption of Senate rules Tuesday, which she believes fall short of supporting efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during Senate proceedings.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, believes that Oklahoma’s economic recovery will be strengthened by the success of two state agencies: the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Commission (PMTC).
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, announced committee assignments today for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 58th Legislature.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, held a bipartisan study Tuesday to examine Oklahoma’s use of pre-paid benefit cards. The state contracts with New Jersey-based Conduent for a majority of state benefit cards including tax refunds, government assistance and unemployment benefits.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Unemployed Oklahomans who are self-employed rallied at the state Capitol Monday wanting answers to why their claims have not been fulfilled after weeks of waiting. Sen. Mary Boren has been working tirelessly trying to get answers as many unemployed Oklahomans are facing eviction and other financial troubles.read more.
Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, released the following statement Friday afternoon regarding her decision to remain home when the legislature reconvenes next week to protect her family.read more.
Due to unfunded mandates of high stakes testing, many Oklahoma schools are using their school counselors as building test coordinators and test administrators, a practice Sen. Mary Boren says needs to stop.read more.
The Senate Education Committee will hold an interim study on the state textbook adoption process and reforms to textbook funding on Tuesday, September 10 at 3 p.m. in room 535 of the state Capitol. The study was requested by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman.
Boren said the study will include presentations from experts within the publishing industry who will discuss how stabilizing the textbook funding process impacts the quality and customization of materials for Oklahoma classrooms.read more.