OASSP/OMLEA will oppose any efforts to divert public funds to non-public schools. We support long-term funding to maintain competitive teacher salaries, health insurance and retirement benefits that are regionally competitive and empowers schools to recruit, hire and retain outstanding teachers.
We seek increased funding for professional learning which supports ongoing growth opportunities designed to equip teachers and administrators in successfully implementing state mandated initiatives.
We support a fair and equitable funding formula for all full-time virtual students. We support the distribution of future COVID relief funding through the state aid formula.
OASSP/OMLEA promotes grade-level appropriate student assessments aligned with current research and the Oklahoma Academic Standards.
We support legislation to ensure a high quality, transparent, research-based model for all learning, including virtual learning options.
We support the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s continued funding for the distribution of the ACT or SAT (district choice) to all Oklahoma high school juniors.
We support the use of the ACT or SAT (district choice) as the required assessment for the State of Oklahoma. Additionally, OASSP/OMLEA supports the continued efforts to lower the number of state mandated tests.
OASSP/OMLEA will support legislative changes to assist with solving the current teacher and support staff shortage by removing barriers, protecting benefits, and improving compensation for current, future, and retired education employees.
We support examining teacher and administrative preparation programs to reflect the changing needs of students.
We support revamping of the (state/federal) bus driver certification process to address the bus driver shortage by removing unnecessary barriers.