Public Meeting Agenda: March 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Board of Education Special Meeting

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March 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Board of Education Special Meeting Agenda

March 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Board of Education Special Meeting
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
1.A. Call to Order and Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Mr. Rex Van Meter
2. Business Item
2.A. Board to consider and take action on a resolution to support a salary increase for teachers to a competitive salary level with surrounding states, an increase in funding for all public school districts in Oklahoma, and strongly encourages the Oklahoma Legislature and the Governor to find a dedicated revenue source to fund both.
Speaker(s):  Rex Van Meter
Rationale: 

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS the Board of Education’s sole mission is the proper education of those students enrolled in the Yukon  School District;

WHEREAS, Oklahoma leads the nation in the deepest cuts to public education per student since 2008;

WHEREAS Oklahoma’s teacher pay is the lowest in the nation;

WHEREAS the education of our children should be the highest priority of the Legislature and the Governor;

WHEREAS the lack of funding, lack of an increase in teacher pay, and lack of action by the Legislature has now reached a crisis level in Oklahoma;

WHEREAS surrounding states are luring Oklahoma teachers to work in their schools with much higher salaries, causing all Oklahoma schools to increasingly resort to the hiring of emergency certified teachers and long term substitutes, neither of which are in the best interests of the students of the Yukon  School District;

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Yukon  Board of Education strongly supports a salary increase for its teachers to a competitive salary level with surrounding states, strongly supports increased funding for all public school districts in Oklahoma, and strongly encourages the Oklahoma Legislature and the Governor to find a dedicated revenue source to fund both. 

Attachments:
3. Adjournment
3.A. Consideration of and motion to adjourn the meeting
4. Public Notice/Agenda- The public Notice/Agenda was posted at 600 Maple, Yukon, OK 73099 on the 9th of March, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. by Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent.
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