Senator Clark Jolley, R-Edmond
For Immediate Release: February 16, 2009
Senator Clark Jolley
Senate Committee Passes Pro-Transparency
and Accountability Reform
Jolley’s Senate Bill 1111 was approved by the Senate
Education Committee today with a bipartisan 8-5 vote.
Jolley is encouraged by the passage of the “Educational
Accountability Reform Act” and is pleased the committee
saw fit to advance the measure.
“The provisions in Senate Bill 1111 are not
about politics but about good policy,” said Jolley. “The
focus of this legislation needs to be on transparency and accountability
and not a defense of the status quo. I hope members will continue
to look at the bill and give it the positive consideration on
the Senate floor that the committee did today.”
Senate Bill 1111 restructures Oklahoma’s education
system to create improved oversight on testing. The current Office
of Accountability will be restructured into the Education Quality
and Accountability Office.
SB 1111 will now go to the full Senate for consideration.
For more information contact:
Sen. Jolley's Office: 405-521-5622