Coalition fights new school calendar requirements

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – One group is pushing back to a keep a four-day school week as the state school board is proposing new rules. The Oklahoma 4-Day School Coalition claims the new required amount of hours for education simply isn’t attainable for districts with four-day school weeks. A recent law change made it so […]

Stitt signs bill that could move some school districts to 5-day weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY —A bill that could move some school districts back to a five-day week has been signed into law by Governor Kevin Stitt. Senate Bill 441, authored by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, was originally written to restore five-day school weeks. However, it has since undergone changes allowing schools districts […]

State superintendent in support of bill that could change school calendar provisions

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state superintendent said she supports a bill being considered in the legislature that could move some school districts back to a five-day week. Senate Bill 441, authored by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, was originally written to restore five-day school weeks. However, it has since undergone changes […]

Bill that would restore 5-day school week in Oklahoma clears Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – A plan to force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has cleared the Oklahoma Senate. Senate Bill 441 authored by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore passed by a vote of 31-17 on Thursday and now goes to the House. According to the state Department of Education, 92 of Oklahoma’s […]

Measure that requires 5-day school week passes Senate committee

OKLAHOMA CITY – A measure that would ensure that public school students attend class five days a week has passed a committee. Due to years of dwindling school budgets, some Oklahoma school districts decided to switch to four-day school weeks. In addition to saving money, the districts said it was a way to recruit and […]

Bill aiming to restore 5-day school week in Oklahoma clears education committee

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill aiming to restore five-day school weeks in Oklahoma has advanced a Senate committee for education. Senate Bill 441 authored by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore passed by a vote of 11 to 6 on Tuesday morning. The bill includes language stating all public schools must be session for no less than […]

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