Oklahoma governor signs charter school bill
by Rick Green
School districts throughout the state will have the ability to create charter schools under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin.
These public schools — which operate under a specific plan, or charter — generally have been limited to Oklahoma and Tulsa counties.
“This legislation provides more local control for parents and school administrators,” Fallin said.
“Increasing education options will give students greater opportunities to succeed in the classroom and allow students to graduate with skill-sets necessary to go to college or into a career.”
Senate Bill 782 will take effect Nov. 1.