OKC schools to sue over funding?

Oklahoma City Public Schools plans to sue the Oklahoma Legislature for not spending enough money on common education.

The Oklahoma City School Board approved a request to have the district’s attorney look into legal action against state government and the Speaker of the House and Senate President Pro Tem specifically.

The core issue is that school administrators claim that lawmakers violated their “constitutional responsibility” to provide textbooks to all school children because they eliminated some funding for educational materials. In this year’s budget, common education was not cut (but higher education funding did get less money).

The administrators also complained that lawmakers set “unfunded mandates” that affected public schools.