What happened: Passed Senate. What’s next: Resolution will be sent to President Barack Obama and Congress.
SCHOOLSAt stake: Senate Bill 268 gives several options for schools on the "needs improvement” list for four consecutive years. They include reopening the school as a public charter school; replacing all or most of the staff assigned to the school, which may include the principal; entering into a contract with a private management company; or turning the operation of the school over to the state. What happened: Signed by governor. What’s next: Takes effect immediately.
STATE GOVERNMENTAt stake: House Bill 1676 moves most of the employees of the state’s Criminal Justice Resource Center to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.