Senator Gary Stanislawski,
State Capitol Room 427A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2010
Sen. Gary Stanislawski
STANISLAWSKI’S VIRTUAL SCHOOL BILL PASSES SENATE
Senate Bill 2129 by Senator
Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, received overwhelming bipartisan approval
from the Senate today, advancing legislation that would create Oklahoma’s
Statewide Virtual School Task Force.
Stanislawski’s task force will explore the establishment of
a statewide virtual school in Oklahoma, by conducting research on
a virtual school’s enrollment process, types of courses to
be taught, services to be provided, location of operations and funding.
“This legislation will give Oklahomans the opportunity to
prepare our students to compete globally,” said Stanislawski.
“Senate Bill 2129 has received a groundswell of support outside
the Senate, because people see the benefit of the enhanced course
offerings virtual schools bring to our students. Time and time again
we see evidence that our students learn in different ways and in
different environments. Virtual schools provide a unique avenue
for students to learn in what may be their best learning style.”
Research shows that states with virtual schools see great progress
in their students and education test scores.
Stanislawski added that the rigorous material virtual schools provide
will help raise our academic standards and move our education system
Senate Bill 2129 now heads to the House of Representatives for
more information contact:
Sen. Stanislawski: 405-521-5624