Tag Archives: John Ford

Public school deregulation bill would allow local boards to reduce teachers’ salaries (access required)

A House measure allowing school districts to opt out of most state mandates that charter schools are not required to follow passed the Senate Monday, but may have lost its emergency clause due to its sponsor’s answer to one particular ...

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FOCUS: Legislation to be amended to delay teacher evaluation system for two years; author says postponement makes sense (access required)

As it is currently written, SB 426 calls for postponement of full implementation of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System, a 2010 teacher-evaluation reform, for one year, according to the bill’s author.

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Senate education, finance leaders call for more school funding for FY 2014 (access required)

Common education funding should be increased by $75 million-$100 million for the upcoming fiscal year, three Senate leaders said Wednesday in a letter to President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, and Senate budget Chairman Clark Jolley, R-Edmond.

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Ford bill expands list of acceptable voter IDs (access required)

Military, tribal and other forms of identification that have no expiration dates would qualify as appropriate documents to identify voters under SB 282, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville.

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Lawmakers, charter school officials discuss dilemma of facility funding (access required)

Charter schools are public schools, but they do not share in all of the funding sources available to traditional schools, legislators were told Monday by directors of charter schools that are housed in shopping malls, warehouses, churches, surplus school buildings ...

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Schools need $320 million to replace funding lost since FY 09 and address looming state funding, federal-sequestration cuts, senators told (access required)

To return common school state funding to its FY 2009 level and address pending losses due to federal sequestration, the impact of two state questions that affect ad valorem tax revenue and other changes, public schools would need $319.9 million ...

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GOP may secure dominance in Oklahoma Senate (access required)

With much of the political battling this election season of the intra-party variety, at least among candidates from the Republican majority, the face of the Oklahoma Legislature may not look all that different once the final ballot is counted in ...

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