Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: March 27, 2015
Sen. Kyle Loveless
Senator Loveless Asks Attorney General Pruitt
to Weigh in on Forced Attendance at Education Rally
State Sen. Kyle Loveless (R-Mustang) has requested
a legal opinion from Attorney General Scott Pruitt on whether school
districts can compel attendance at the education rally planned for
Monday at the State Capitol.
“I respect and admire teachers and educators all across our
state and welcome them to their state Capitol; however, it has come
to my attention that at least one school district is making the
rally attendance mandatory for their staff,” Loveless said.
Monday there will be an expected 25,000-30,000 teachers, parents,
educators from all over the state rallying at the State Capitol
to voice their opinions to legislative leaders.
“I have been asked to keep the name and school district confidential
for fear of retribution. I understand the issues facing education
in our state and encourage the dialogue, but certainly don’t
think any Oklahoman should ever feel pressured to participate in
“The Attorney General needs to answer these questions as
soon as possible and give guidance to Superintendent Hoffmeister
so she can direct and inform school districts that attendance should
not be forced on anyone,” Loveless said.
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