Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Legislative Update

Let’s Support More Money for Our School Districts

It is important that we take immediate action in support of Senate Joint Resolution 40. The measure would amend the constitution and permit local school districts to let their district voters decide if the budget should be increased up to five additional mills. The bill would provide:
Non-chargeable funds that would not reduce state aid.

More money for districts to use at their discretion.

More Money for things like classroom supplies that normally fall on the teacher to fund.

We are asking OEA members to call or email Senators Mike Morgan (405-521-5565), Glenn Coffee (405-521-5636), Charlie Laster (405-521-5539) and Owen Laughlin (405-521-5626) to make sure the bill is heard in the Senate Education Appropriation Subcommittee. We do not want to let an additional source of funding slip through the cracks.

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