Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: March 25, 2003
Senator Wilcoxson Urges Immediate Vote On Common Ed Funding; Cites Moore Teacher Layoffs
State Senator Kathleen Wilcoxson is urging Democrat leaders to allow an immediate vote on public school funding. The Oklahoma City Republican said that without it, one of the state’s largest school districts will be forced to slash teaching jobs. According to media reports, the Moore School Board could vote tonight to cut nearly 80 teaching and counseling positions. School Boards have only until April 10th to notify teachers whether they will still have a job in the fall.
“I don’t buy the argument that you can’t pass an education funding bill until agreements have been made on every other area of state government. We know we need to restore their cuts and we need to do it now before it is too late to save those teachers’ jobs,” said Senator Wilcoxson.
and fellow Republicans had attempted earlier in the session to pass an
education funding measure that included a level Governor Brad Henry called
for but were blocked by Democrats.
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