Suburban Education Leaders Support Penny Sales Tax Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2015
(Oklahoma City, OK) Representing more than 40 percent of Oklahoma’s public school students, leaders of the United Suburban Schools Association joined together in support of President David Boren’s penny sales tax initiative.
Oklahoma’s public education system is once again facing dramatic cuts from the state’s budget shortfall, thus compounding an already depleted state budget.
“As representatives of the largest suburban school districts across the state, we stand united in our support of changes that will have a positive impact on student achievement,” said Sandra Park, Executive Director of the United Suburban Schools Association.
“President Boren’s solution focuses on improving the lives of Oklahoma’s children by providing a dedicated revenue stream to help us attract and retain great teachers and additional resources for improving academic excellence,” said Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent of Yukon Public Schools and Board President of the United Suburban Schools Association.
“We look forward to allowing Oklahoman’s to vote and let their voice be heard and providing long-term solutions to Oklahoma’s education funding crisis,” said Simeroth.