Capitol Update


Supt. Barresi Reiterates Budget Request

As the Legislature approaches the end of this year's session, Superintendent Janet Barresi has reiterated a budget request that asks for an increase to make up for funds lost last year and to help implement reforms.

Commission for Education, Instruction Quality and Accountability

Senate Bill 1797 by Senator Clark Jolley would combine many of the functions of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and the Office of Accountability into a new agency known as the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability.

Governor Fallin Signs Appeals Bill for High School Seniors

House Bill 2970 signed into law. The bill calls for the State Department of Education to develop an appeals process for high school seniors who do not meet the current graduation requirement of passing four out of seven End of Instruction Exams.

Capitol Update Newsletter Available

The latest Capitol Update contains information on bills that address NBC teacher bonuses, the School District Empowerment Program and the State Virtual School Commission.

Virtual School Commission Bill Passes in Subcommittee

Senate Bill 1816, which would create a State Virtual School Sponsoring Commission passed by a vote of 10-1 in the Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Monday, April 2, 2012.

District Empowerment Bill Fails in Subcommittee

The School District Empowerment Program, Senate Bill 1530, failed by a vote of 4-8 in the Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Monday.

National Board Certified stipends bill passes subcommittee

A House subcommittee on Monday, April 2, 2012, passed a bill that would pay National Board Certified stipends for the next 10 years.

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