• Fallin places public school funding measure on November ballot


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Gov. Mary Fallin announced she will place State Question 801 on the November ballot in Oklahoma.
    • The measure addresses public school funding in the state.
    • If approved, it will allow districts to use property tax revenue for operational costs.


    Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday the placement of State Question 801 on the November ballot to address public school funding.

    If approved by voters, the measure "would allow local school districts to use property tax revenue, now used primarily for building funds, for operational costs such as teacher pay."

    State Question 801 would not raise taxes, but rather give schools the flexibility to use existing property tax funds in the classroom, according to the governor's office.

    Tulsa Public Schools released this statement in reaction to the announcement:

    "We are grateful that our state leaders are continuing the important work of identifying viable options to improve funding for public education. We are reviewing the language to understand how SQ 81 could affect Tulsa Public Schools." -Tulsa Public Schools

    The general election is set for Nov. 6.

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