The following is a guest post by Jean Thomson. She has included a list of schools using the program. Additional comments have been added by the editor at the end of the post.
Last month, State Superintendent Hofmeister (who referred to the recent Governor-requested, first ever audit of the OSDE as "yet another attack on public education") happily announced she had gifted Teach For America over four million dollars to fill empty teaching positions. What she NEGLECTED to say however, was major.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Everett Piper Joins the Board of Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment (ROPE2.0)
Oklahoma State Department of Education Promoting "Anti" Racist Propaganda and Risk Behavior Surveys Through SEL and Counseling Services
Masking For Money: How Oklahoma Public Schools Want To Subvert State And Local Authority For Federal Funds
Friday, August 27 (2021), I was sent a screen shot of a document from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) that included masking 'guidance' which contradicted Oklahoma's SB658 (the bill to allow freedom of choice regarding student masking in all Oklahoma schools but private k-12) and was told that the OSDH had issued new/current (8/21) masking/quarantine guidelines to schools.