Will Oklahoma teachers still walkout after Gov. Fallin signs pay raise bill?

Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 12:22:52-04

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed House Bill 1010XX, a revenue package to fund teacher pay raises.

The Oklahoma Senate passed the bill late Wednesday. The package would increase taxes on cigarettes, fuel, lodging and oil and gas production.

Oklahoma teachers had set a statewide walkout for Monday. Several area school districts are meeting or have met to discuss if teachers will still walkout. 

Here's a list of schools that have addressed the possible walkout in light of the signing of HB 1010:

  • Bartlesville: If Fallin signs the bill, a majority of teachers will not walkout. Schools will be closed on Monday
  • Jenks: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Owasso: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Union: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Broken Arrow: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Tulsa: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Mannford: Schools will be closed Monday
  • McAlester: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Morris: No school all next week
  • Pawhuska: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Tahlequah: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Verdigris: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Collinsville: Schools will be closed Monday
  • Nowata: Schools will be closed Monday

The Oklahoma Education Association called the passage of the bill a "historic moment for Oklahoma." However, the association said educators will continue to work for increased funding for schools that they have feel have been neglected. The association said they still plan to descend onto the Oklahoma Capitol on Monday in that effort.

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