Legislature approves reduction in charter school fees

A bill headed to the governor’s desk would reduce how much public school districts get to charge charter schools in fees.

The state Senate approved House Bill 3369 with a 38-7 vote on Tuesday before the House approved the final version of the bill on Friday with a vote of 84-5.

Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, hinted at future action on the issue. Echols, who wrote the bill, said he was in contact with Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel before the House voted on the measure Friday.

“I have made a commitment with my Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent that if we pass this I will continue to work with him,” Echols said on the House Floor. “This probably won’t be the last time we see this issue.”

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