Education, Budget, and Policy Briefing for Individuals Seeking Elected Office
May 16, 2018
CCOSA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 16, 2018

 

Education, Budget, and Policy Briefing for Individuals Seeking Elected Office

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) will host a candidate briefing Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 8:45am - 12:45pm at the CCOSA office for anyone seeking state-elected office.

“In an effort to shed light on Oklahoma’s complex school funding formula and some of the commonly-asked education policy questions, CCOSA is pleased to offer a candidate briefing focusing on education budget and policy issues,” Deering said. “Advocacy efforts at the Capitol this spring showed the state and the nation that Oklahomans are no longer willing to accept the negative impact of years of underfunding education.

“Lawmakers this session took important first steps to stem the teacher shortage by passing the largest teacher pay raise in state history,” she said. “Now voters are seeking pro-education incumbents and candidates who are willing to support a long-term plan to invest in our children’s education. We believe informed policymakers create better policy, and we look forward to the opportunity to discuss education funding and policy issues with candidates for elected office at our 2018 Candidate Briefing.”

The program will include hot topics impacting Oklahoma education, understanding school funding and financial challenges, and panel discussions on lessons learned by experts on the campaign trail.

The CCOSA Candidate Briefing is not politically biased or designed to lobby current legislators on pending legislation. This event will inform candidates and will not take advantage of any candidate or political party.

Candidates wishing to register may email Hayley Jones at Hayley@ccosa.org or call the CCOSA office at 405-524-1191. The offices are located at 2901 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City.

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Susan Hardy Brooks-Chief Communications Officer

CCOSA

2901 N. Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-524-1191