Oklahoma Voters To Decide School Spending Question

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says a voters will get to decide the fate of a proposal designed to give the state’s school districts the flexibility to use property tax revenue for classroom needs.
Fallin issued a proclamation Thursday that places the measure, State Question 801, on the November 6 general election ballot.
The measure was approved by the Legislature earlier this year.
If approved by voters, the measure would amend the state constitution to give local school boards the option to use existing property tax funds for classroom purposes like teacher salaries and textbooks without raising taxes.
Property tax revenue is now used primarily for building funds.