House of Representatives

McBride Discusses Education Joint Budget Hearings

1/2/2020 11:53:00 AM

Contact: State Rep. Mark McBride

Office: (405) 557-7346

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Mark McBride (R-Moore), as the Chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Education, today discussed joint budget hearings scheduled between the House and Senate for agencies that fall under the education umbrella.


“Education receives the lion’s share of the state budget, so it is important that we delve into each agency that gets appropriations under the covering of education,” McBride said. “We want to examine in detail their requests for the next fiscal year to make sure the services and programs they offer to Oklahomans represents the most efficient and necessary use of taxpayer dollars.


“There are few things as important as education when it comes to ensuring our children are ready for life and a future career,” McBride said. “We must ensure our dollars are being spent in ways that improve learning outcomes in areas like reading, math and other subjects, so they exit our schools ready to go to work and improve their own lives and our Oklahoma communities.”


Joint budget hearings between the House and Senate Education Subcommittee include the following meetings. All are at the State Capitol, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, and all are open to the public:


Jan. 8, Room 419-C

9 a.m. Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education

10 a.m. Commissioners of the Land Office

11 a.m. Office of Educational Quality and Accountability


Jan. 14, Room 419-C

10 a.m. Oklahoma Department of Libraries

11 a.m. Oklahoma Educational Television Authority


Jan. 21, Room 419-C

10 a.m. Physician Manpower Training Commission

11 a.m. Oklahoma Arts Council

1 p.m. Oklahoma School of Science and Math

2 p.m. Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology


Jan. 30, House Chamber

9 a.m. Oklahoma State Department of Education

1 p.m. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education