Reps. Sean Roberts, Teague Propose Legislation to Increase Education Revenue Without Increasing Taxes -
Two of the more fiscal conservatives in the Oklahoma House have announced a series of education funding bills for immediate assistance to our state public school educators. The measures tap into current funding sources and do not include any tax increases.
Rep. Sean Roberts & Rep Tess Teague have long been calling for some basic reforms in how schools are funded. Here is their press release.
The six bills were filed as part of the 2017 second special legislative session.
"This is a collection of common-sense legislation that will help ensure teachers have the resources they need," said Teague, R-Choctaw. "Every single one of my colleagues and I agree we should seek to send as much money as possible straight into the classroom. It's a shame administrative bloat strips funds from teachers who ought to have supply stipends large enough to cover basic expenses. Through this package of reforms, we hope to make sure educators can teach without worrying about whether they can cover the cost of paper".
The proposed legislation includes: