President Pro Tempore
Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: March 29, 2010
Sen. Glenn Coffee
REPUBLICANS CONTINUE CHARTER SCHOOL PROGRESS
Committee gives bipartisan approval to reform measure
The Senate Education committee advanced House
Bill 2753 by President Pro Tem Glenn
Coffee (R-OKC) and Representative Lee Denney (R-Cushing), moving
the charter school agenda forward.
HB 2753 removes many restrictions that previously prohibited the
advancement of charter schools. Coffee says this is a positive stride
in giving charter schools the freedom to provide quality choices
to parents and students across our state.
“Charter schools have proven over the years to be great choices
for students, providing alternative ways for them to succeed academically,”
said Coffee. “Our efforts continue today with passage of HB
2753 and we are one step closer to bringing great reform to Oklahoma’s
The provisions in HB 2753 include:
Authorizing school districts, technology center school districts,
and comprehensive or regional institutions in the State System of
Higher Education to sponsor charter schools, provided the charter
school is located in a school district that has a school site on
the school improvement list.
Removing the requirement that the State Board of Education determine
whether a new charter school exceeds the limit on establishing more
than three charter schools per year in each county having more than
500,000 in population. It also removes the requirement that the
board not fund any schools that are over that limit.
HB 2753 now heads to the Senate floor.
For more information contact:
Sen. Coffee: 405-521-5636