State

Senator urges citizens to be vigilant of how local schools give support and certified staff pay raises

June 11, 2018

“I’m extremely concerned that districts are wanting to use the support staff raises for administrative staff,” he says.

Oklahoma Senate leaders comment on 2018 accomplishments

May 6, 2018

Teacher raise, increased education funding, criminal justice reform among highlights

Senate approves bill requiring immediate reporting of child abuse

May 6, 2018

“Current law advises people to reports suspected abuse and neglect ‘promptly’ but this term is obviously getting misinterpreted”

Governor’s veto of improved reading law creates confusion, instability, Hofmeister warns

May 6, 2018

“(Her veto) create confusion at a time when educators desperately need stability.”

Hofmeister celebrates with teachers; $20.5 million in new revenue passed by House

April 4, 2018

“This strong bipartisan vote signals to teachers that their stories have been heard.”

STATE: Senate passes revenue package to fund teacher pay raises

March 29, 2018

“Passing the largest teacher pay raise in state history moves us to No. 2 in the region in average teacher pay and will help Oklahoma retain quality teachers.”

Sharp files special election funding legislation

January 20, 2018

Senator Sharp says that remaining campaign funds should be used for special elections when someone leaves office midterm

Coffee and Donuts with the Senator: Leewright pays a visit to Kellyville

January 13, 2018

At this small-town-hall style meeting, Senator Leewright answered questions about our state budget, education, the turnpike and Oklahoma’s future.

Senator Sharp introduces legislation to remind teachers not to have inappropriate relations with their students

January 12, 2018

Sharp’s hope is that, “being reminded every few months that such actions are a felony and they’ll be deemed a sex offender will change their perception and bring them to their senses.”

Gary Richardson, candidate for Governor, comes to Sapulpa

January 4, 2018

Richardson’s primary platforms include making turnpikes free roads again, and lots of accountability.

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