Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 24, 2014
Sen. Patrick Anderson
Anderson expresses disbelief over cost of
Education Department report
Patrick Anderson today said he was shocked that the State Department
of Education spent $33,268.00 on its annual report. The report,
which is 60 pages in length and includes 50 glossy color photos
and charts, was delivered to legislators Wednesday.
According to the document, the Department of Education printed 2,000
copies, meaning each copy of the report cost taxpayers $16.63.
“This is a total waste of taxpayer dollars,” said Anderson,
R-Enid. “The State Department of Education is simply required
to make an annual report to the members of the Legislature, not
produce a coffee table book. The fact that our limited education
dollars are being spent on projects like this is mind-boggling.”
Anderson was the author of Senate Bill 1697, which directed state
agencies to issue such reports in electronic format to save taxpayer
dollars. SB 1697 was signed into law in 2010.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Anderson: (405) 521-5630