The death of former Governor Henry Bellmon brings back tremendous memories of his forward thinking and courage in supporting education with HB 1017. The Governor was a true education champion and his work was a benchmark other states hoped to reach.
Sadly, over the last few years, Governor Bellmon had to watch as members of the legislature have tried to eliminate all of the gains made under this bill. Remember, this bill was passed, and than voted on, and passed, by the people of Oklahoma.
May you rest in peace Governor Bellmon knowing there are those of us who will continue to fight for your educational legacy.