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Public School Advocacy

Owasso Public Schools is dedicated to advocating for the empowerment and advancement of public education. As strong believers in the power of education, we stand firm in our commitment to ensuring that every child has access to high-quality, equitable, and inclusive public education. We strive to champion the vital role of public schools as cornerstones of our communities, fostering academic excellence, social equity, and democratic values. 

Owasso Public Schools “Legisl8tive Priorities”

Owasso Public Schools' legislative priorities are an outline of our commitment to advocating for policies that support student success, teacher empowerment and community engagement. From securing funding for innovative educational initiatives to promoting policies that prioritize student well-being and academic achievement, we aim to shape legislative agendas that reflect our dedication to providing exceptional education for every student in our district.

Here are our “Legisl8tive Priorities” for the 2024 Oklahoma legislative session:

In favor of preserving Oklahoma Academic Standards.

  1. In favor of “annual” funding increases for teacher salaries, support employee salaries, and operational costs with sustainable funding sources applied directly to the Oklahoma education funding formula.

  2. In favor of equal accountability for all educational entities receiving public dollars and opposed to any attempts to divert public funds to non-public entities.

  3. In favor of legislation to address the current teacher and support staff shortage.

  4. In favor of local control with educational decisions being made by locally elected Boards of Education and eliminating unfunded mandates.

  5. In favor of Board Member and Bond Issue Election schedules remaining the same.

  6. In favor of revamping the A-F report card, specifically eliminating chronic absenteeism.

  7. In favor of the six (6) State School Board Appointments being changed to “equal” selections by the House, Senate, and Governor, with each appointee having public school educational experience and specified length of appointment.