Sharp Files Bills To Increase Oversight And Accountability Of Virtual Charter Schools

Recently, Sen. Ron Sharp filed legislation to modify several Virtual Charter School laws in Oklahoma. The 40-year retired educator said his bills are an effort to increase virtual charter school accountability and oversight.

“There has been public outcry in recent years to improve public education and that includes virtual charter schools where millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent with little to no accountability of expenditures, attendance or student performance,” said Sharp, R-Shawnee. “People are tired of low rankings, poor test scores and high dropout rates yet these problems exist in our virtual charter schools and the state continues to pour money into them. Educators around the state are demanding changes.”

Sharp said his bills concerning virtual charter schools were requested by several district superintendents and school board members from around the state.


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