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Professional Oklahoma Educators is a non-union, nonpartisan professional association for all school personnel. Members receive professional liability insurance, legal services, and lobbying representation. It is our commitment to these valuable services that makes POE a positive and unmatched option for education employees in today's teaching environment.
POE Fights Against School Consolidation
Amidst the busyness of the Thanksgiving holiday last week, Gov. Fallin issued an Executive Order that will force administrative consolidation or annexation of districts that spend less than 60% on instruction, starting with the 2020-2021 school year. POE is very upset that, again, education has been made a target.
Historically, the legislature has not supported consolidation and yet the Governor chose to pursue this course of action on her own. Shockingly, neither the State Dept. of Education nor Superintendent Hofmeister were even consulted! POE will continue to fight long and hard against school consolidation and this Executive Order.
Click here to read the Executive Order.
A list of schools requiring consolidation must be compiled by September 2018. Of course, we will share a preliminary list with our members as soon as it’s available.