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Bill introduced that would make teacher walkouts illegal

Posted at 8:06 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 11:18:43-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma representative has introduced a bill that would make teacher walkouts illegal.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Todd Russ out of Elk City, Okla.

If signed, it would be illegal for "board of education or school district employees to strike or threaten to strike or otherwise close schools or interfere with school operations as a means of resolving differences with the board of education, the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Legislature or any other public official or public body," the bill stated.

The bill also goes on to say that if a person holds a teaching certificate and participates in a strike, their certificate would be permanently revoked.

The bill would go into effect November 1, 2019 if passed.

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