Oklahoma 2020 legislation seeks to regulate virtual charter schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Several pieces of legislation have been filed for the upcoming 2020 session to limit funding and further regulate virtual charter schools. The bills appear to be a direct response to Epic Charter Schools, the state’s largest virtual charter school, which is already under investigation for alleged fraud. “Some of these are […]

Epic Charter Schools sues OK state senator

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma’s largest virtual charter school is suing a state lawmaker. Epic Charter Schools has filed a defamation lawsuit against Senator Ron Sharp. In a statement, Epic officials allege Sharp published false statements about their school and then refused to retract them. Senator Sharp has been critical of Epic, in the past […]

Epic fined more than $530K by Oklahoma State Department of Education

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A popular online charter school has been ordered to pay more than half a million dollars for overspending on administrative costs. The Oklahoma State Department of Education confirmed to KFOR on Tuesday night that Epic One on One Virtual Charter School has been fined $530,527.20 for overspending the legal limit on […]

Three metro families sue Epic Charter Schools after unenrolling students

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Three sets of Epic parents are joining forces in a new lawsuit against the charter school. According to court documents, the families allege their children were unenrolled by Epic, simply because they were also enrolled in a private school. The families argue “Epic’s actions violate each of the plaintiffs’ right to […]

Former teachers file lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools

OKLAHOMA CITY – Two teachers are now speaking out about an embattled school district in a recently filed lawsuit. According to court documents, two teachers are now suing Epic Charter Schools, claiming they were fired for being honest about students who were not making the grade. The former Epic teachers, who live in Mayes and […]

House Common Education Committee Meeting discusses charter schools

OKLAHOMA CITY – Three major studies were discussed at Wednesday’s Common Education meeting: brick and mortar charter school funding, real cost per student for virtual schools as opposed to brick and mortar, and finally charter school sponsor oversight responsibilities. One of the main questions discussed: what is that real cost per student for virtual schools, […]

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