Posts Tagged:Hofmeister

State Rep. Conley comments on obscene materials in school libraries

Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, this week called on State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister to follow through on the announcement of pornography in Tulsa Public Schools. “It’s not enough to acknowledge the existence of this inappropriate material in the district and call for its removal, follow-through in all Oklahoma schools will be essential for…Read More

Agreement means equitable funding for Oklahoma students

The State Board of Education has voted to settle a longstanding lawsuit by requiring that public charter schools be funded on an equitable basis with their traditional public-school counterparts. The agreement provides that charter schools will now receive per-pupil funding from local property taxes based on student enrollment, just like all other public schools. Board…Read More

Hofmeister announces nearly $145 million headed to Oklahoma schools as part of CARES Act

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced on Monday that nearly $145 million in emergency federal relief is headed to Oklahoma school districts. The funds are Oklahoma’s portion of the $13 billion Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) designated for states after the CARES act was signed into law in March. Like…Read More