Oklahoma City schools consider suing lawmakers for funding

The Associated Press - August 18, 2017 8:52 am

School Funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma City school board will consider a resolution that could lead to a lawsuit against the leaders of Oklahoma’s Legislature over school funding. School Superintendent Aurora Lora and board member Mark Mann said Thursday the resolution will be presented to the board next week. A draft of the resolution says it authorizes school attorneys to interview law firms to pursue a lawsuit against House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz for alleged failure to adequately fund public education. McCall says in a statement that public education’s $2.4 billion budget this year was “flat” while other agencies had budget cuts due to a revenue shortfall. McCall also says a similar lawsuit failed in 2007 and that the district should “stop playing political games” and educate students.

 

Latest Stories

First Associated Press Poll Of 2022 Places OU, OSU Within Its Top 25

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Associated Press released its preseason poll for the upcoming 2022 college football season Monday,...

NOC Hosting Support Event for Concurrent Ponca City High School Students

NOC’s Rick Edgington, ED.D will be at the University Center in Ponca City on Thursday, August...

Families Can Register Children in Grades 7th Through 9th for Free Online Math Tutoring

Oklahoma City – The Math Tutoring Corps initiative offered by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE)...