House of Representatives

Representative Baker, Rhonda
District 60 -  Republican

Capitol Address
 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room  464
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
 (405) 557-7311

Legislative Assistant
 Kathy McCurley 
 (405) 557-7311

Email Address
 rhonda.baker@okhouse.gov

Representative Baker's News Stories: 2021-22

Latest News
 
9/19/2022 9:45:00 AM
Oklahoma City Water/Sewage Projects on List for ARPA Funds
Water and sewage projects in Oklahoma City, including relocation of a water transmission main that supplies drinking water near Tinker Air Force Base, are among recommendations to receive American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds by the Oklahoma House and Senate Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding. The committee proposes spending $35 million for partnerships with municipalities, cities or tribes to coordinate on the projects.
6/16/2022 1:01:00 PM
McBride, Baker Support Safe Schools Act in Congress
3/9/2022 3:19:00 PM
Baker, Miller Teacher Micro-credential Bill Passes House
Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, the chair of the House Common Education Committee, and Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond today secured House passage of a bill that would create a first-of-its-kind micro-credential program for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science courses as well as for dyslexia.
10/14/2021 3:26:00 PM
Baker, Pugh Study Examines Student Learning Loss
Education officials offered differing explanations and solutions to recent student learning losses Tuesday during a joint legislative interim study held amid state education funding increasing 35% in the past five years to a record $3.2 billion.
10/14/2021 10:18:00 AM
Baker Studies Teacher Shortage
Finding innovative approaches to Oklahoma's teacher shortage while improving teacher quality was the focus of an interim study held Monday before the House Common Education Committee. The study's host, Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon. Baker, chairs the committee.
10/6/2021 1:34:00 PM
Baker Studies Schools’ Computer Science Requirements
Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, the chair of the House Common Education Committee, on Tuesday held an interim study examining computer science education in state public K-12 schools. ?
7/7/2021 12:51:00 PM
Legislators Tour Army’s Fort Leonard Wood
Reps. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, Brian Hill, R-Mustang, Dick Lowe, R-Amber, and Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, last week took part in an educational tour of U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri led by the Oklahoma Recruiting Battalion.
7/2/2021 11:08:00 AM
Baker Elected Vice Chair of Southern Legislative Conference Education Committee
Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, today was elected vice chair of the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
5/5/2021 1:04:00 PM
Oklahoma House Republicans Push Increased Education Funding in Budget Negotiations
Oklahoma House Republicans are pushing a significant education funding increase as a “must-have” in current state budget negotiations. The House this year prioritized common education funding reform with measures that increase per-student funding and equalize appropriations for all districts.
4/21/2021 7:50:00 PM
Redbud School Funding Act Passes House
A bill that seeks to correct funding disparities for brick-and-mortar public schools in low property value areas while addressing charter school funding passed the House on Wednesday.
4/20/2021 10:26:00 AM
Lawmakers Give Details on Redbud School Funding Act
eps. Kyle Hilbert, R-Bristow; Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon; Mark McBride, R-Moore; Dick Lowe, R-Amber; and Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, and Sens. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole; and John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, issued the following statement today regarding the Redbud School Funding Act, Senate Bill 229:
2/19/2021 11:31:00 AM
Baker Passes Bill to Increase Elementary, Early Childhood Teachers
A bill that could significantly lower the need for emergency certified teachers in public elementary schools and early childhood education programs passed unanimously in the House on Thursday with a vote of 86-0.
10/20/2020 1:41:00 PM
MEDIA ADVISORY: House Education Committees to Hear Auditor Presentation on Epic Charter Schools
The House Common Education Committee and Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee for Education, chaired by State Reps. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, and Mark McBride, R-Moore, will hold a joint meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21, to hear from State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd and Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister regarding Part 1 of Byrd’s audit of Epic Charter Schools.
10/12/2020 3:01:00 PM
Baker, McBride request auditor presentation on Epic Charter Schools
State Reps. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, and Mark McBride, R-Moore, today announced their committees will receive testimony later this month from the state auditor concerning Epic Charter Schools.
9/30/2020 3:01:00 PM
Baker Studies OK Schools’ Response to COVID
State Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, the chair of the House Common Education Committee, on Wednesday held an interim study examining Oklahoma schools’ versus other regional states’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. ?
5/20/2020 4:16:00 PM
RELEASE: Governor Signs Bill to Add AP Courses to All High Schools
Legislation requiring all Oklahoma public high schools to offer at least four Advanced Placement (AP) courses to students beginning in the 2024-25 school year was signed into law by the governor Tuesday.
3/10/2020 10:16:00 AM
Baker Passes Bill to Add AP Courses to All High Schools
State Rep. Rhonda Baker (R-Yukon) on Monday passed a bill in the House that would require all Oklahoma public high schools to offer at least four Advanced Placement (AP) courses to students beginning in the 2024-25 school year.
3/5/2020 1:02:00 PM
Baker Passes Bill to Add Reading Specialists to OK Elementary Schools
State Rep. Rhonda Baker (R-Yukon) today passed a bill in the House that would require the State Department of Education (SDE) to employ a team of reading specialists to support Oklahoma public elementary schools in implementing the requirements of the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA).
3/4/2020 2:22:00 PM
Baker Passes Bill to Allow Three-Year Alternative Teaching Certificate
State Rep. Rhonda Baker (R-Yukon) on Tuesday passed a bill in the House that provides an alternative pathway for early childhood and elementary education teacher certification candidates.
3/4/2020 12:46:00 PM
Sanders Passes Dyslexia Bills in House
House Majority Leader Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher) today passed two bills addressing the needs of students with dyslexia in the House of Representatives. ?House Bill 2804 would require screening for dyslexia for kindergarten through third-grade students not reading on grade level beginning in the 2022-23 school year. House Bill 2889 makes the State Department of Education responsible for updating the Dyslexia Handbook annually.
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