- Consultants Norman Public Schools Spends $22,750 on Equity Consultants
- Consultants and Gender Ideology Putnam City North High School receives $10,000 to "expand the reach" of school's GSA club
- Classroom Politicization Oklahoma State School Boards Association offers teaching resources that promote "racial equity" to educators (including a series for preschoolers that denounces the concepts of racial equity and suggests only white individuals can be racist)
State Board of Education
Who's on your state board of education?
The State Board of Education is made up of seven members—11 appointed with the advice and consent of the state Senate.
When's the next election/appointment?
The seven members who are appointed by the governor will be selected after Oklahoma's 2006 gubernatorial race.
When's the next curriculum update?
The Oklahoma State Department of Education (distinct from the Board of Education) facilitates a revision of academic subject matter standards every six years.
Department of Education
“The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma charged with determining the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.”
How did your district perform during the 2022-2023 school year? Check your district’s report card.
Your House Education Committee Calendar can be viewed here.
Use this tool to find your state representative and state senator.
Similar to Congress, the Oklahoma State Legislature is divided into the House of Representatives and Senate. Your Senate Education Committee Members can be found here.
These committees conduct hearings, review, and amend bills proposed by a member of their legislative chamber. They also review bills after they have been passed by the other chamber of the legislature. Remember, both chambers must pass a bill before it goes to the governor’s desk for a signature or a veto.
Several school districts in Oklahoma held elections in 2023, and you can read more about those races on this Ballotpedia page. Ballotpedia tracks races in 475 school districts across the United States.
You can find out more about your school district’s school board, and when their next election will occur, on the school district’s website or on your county website.