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The Latest on the 2017 - 2019 Study: An Update of LWVOK Positions on Education


Background


In March, 2017, the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma voted to recommend a 2017-19 study focusing on an update of the current positions on education.

The board noted that the LWVOK positions on education had not been updated recently, and that most Oklahomans express concern about the state of public education in our state. Delegates to the June 2017 LWVOK Convention endorsed this recommendation.

TIMELINE AND SCOPE OF THE FISCAL POLICY UPDATE

The LWVOK Program Committee, currently headed by LWVOK Co-President Karen Cardenas, has set the scope and timeline of the study.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The scope of the 2017-2019 restudy of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma position on education will focus on education in the 21st Century. It will begin with a review of the current education-related positions in order to determine what general principles the LWVOK can still affirm. The study will include alternate delivery methods and their impact as well as research into how other states fund common, higher and technical education and why proper funding is crucial.

TIMELINE FOR THE STUDY

Research by committeeOctober 2017 - March 2018
Develop consensus questionsJanuary - March 2018
Develop study materialsJanuary - March 2018
Board approval study materialsMarch 2018
Post study materials on websiteApril 1, 2018
Post consensus questions on websiteApril 1, 2018
Post response form on websiteMay 1, 2018
Deadline for Local League responsesFebruary 15, 2019

LWVOK Program Positions: Program for Action

While the League of Women Voters works to update its current publication, Program for Action, it is important to provide access to positions for study and advocacy.

Program for Action is the comprehensive listing of positions with background and history on each position. Program for Action Brief Summary is a shorter document that gives a statement of each position without the background.

Past LWVOK Study



The Latest on the 2015 -2017 Study: An Update of LWVOK Position on Fiscal Policy


*UPDATE, MARCH 15, 2016


On March 12, 2016, the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma voted to approve the study materials and consensus questions proposed by the Fiscal Policy study committee. The study materials and consensus questions will be posted on the 2015 - 17 Fiscal Policy Study Materials page on April 1, 2016.

Background


In March, 2015, the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma voted to recommend a 2015 - 2017 study focusing on an update of the current position on fiscal policy.

The board noted that the position on fiscal policy had not been updated for many years, and that state revenue and budgeting affect many of the other issues of concern to the League, such as public education. Delegates to the June 2015 LWVOK Convention endorsed this recommendation.

TIMELINE AND SCOPE OF THE FISCAL POLICY UPDATE

The LWVOK Program Committee, headed by Karen Cardenas, has set the scope and timeline of the study.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The scope of the fiscal policy update will be to examine the sections of the state constitution, statutes and related materials that govern or affect how state finances are collected and disbursed including taxes, fees, tax credits, exemptions and incentives. A focus of this study will be to identify fiscal policies and practices the LWVOK would support or oppose.

TIMELINE FOR THE STUDY

Research by committeeOctober 2015 - March 2016
Develop consensus questionsJanuary - March 2016
Develop study materialsJanuary - March 2016
Board approval study materialsMarch 2016
Post study materials on websiteApril 1, 2016
Post consensus questions on websiteApril 1, 2016
Post response form on websiteMay 1, 2016
Deadline for Local League responsesFebruary 15, 2017

To learn more about the process of the Fiscal Policy Update, please email program@lwvok.org.