CCOSA Statement Regarding Oklahoma Budget
May 26, 2017

Here is a statement from CCOSA Executive Director Dr. Pam Deering, regarding the FY18 State Budget:

“We appreciate the work of our legislators in this tough budget year and their efforts to protect funding for education. We realize that there were significant challenges across all of state government to fund the core services.

However, when you look at what our public school leaders have been through over eight years of cuts, we are still facing huge financial challenges. We have a growing student population, teachers are leaving the state in droves and we have a generation of students who deserve to have access to the educational resources they need to thrive and learn.

Unfortunately, we are ending the legislative session without a teacher pay raise or any long term plan for funding our public schools.

CCOSA remains committed to working with our legislators, local communities and educators to find solutions for the future.”