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Education leaders concede in effort to pass SQ779

Statement from OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime:

The common message of those who opposed SQ 779 was that public…

Posted by Oklahoma State School Boards Association on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Oklahoma Education Association thanks the thousands of Oklahoma voters who cast their ballots today in favor of…

Posted by Oklahoma Education Association on Tuesday, November 8, 2016


University of Oklahoma President David Boren, after preliminary election results showing SQ779 will not pass:

Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, says he’ll continue pushing for teacher raises-especially if SQ779 fails.

I’d like to share some of my personal thoughts on two important education votes Oklahoma City voters will see on their…

Posted by David Holt on Monday, November 7, 2016


Dueling on social media…

@votenoSQ779

@yesfor779


More than a year ago, University of Oklahoma President David Boren and supporters filed a petition to gather signatures for a penny hike in the state sales tax to fund education.

“The crisis is before us. We can no longer turn our eyes away from it,” Boren said.

On Tuesday, voters will give Boren their final say.

State Question 779 is perhaps the most hotly debated issue appearing on ballot this year, proposing a 1-cent sales tax hike mainly to fund $5,000 salary increase for teachers.

Here are five things to remember about the proposal.


Attorneys for Oklahoma’s Children Our Future, a pro-SQ779 group, sent a “cease and desist” letter Monday to a Texoma area TV station for “false and misleading advertising” by Oklahomans Deserve Better, a newly-formed political action committee opposed to the proposal. At issue is the claim that less than half the revenue from the sales tax would be used for teacher pay. Read the letter here.

Oklahoma’s Children Our Future says the TV station pulled the ad.


Two of our ? candidates made national news! Nice work Kevin McDonald for State Senate & Mickey Dollens for State Representative

Posted by Oklahomans for Public Education on Sunday, November 6, 2016


How Much Do You Pay Now in Sales Tax?

The sales tax hike would bring the total tax to anywhere from six cents to 12 cents on the dollar, depending on the city or county. To see what you pay, type in the name of your city and see the city, county and total sales tax. Click or tap here for an expanded table.

CityCity Tax Rate %County Tax Rate %Total Tax Rate With 4.5% State Tax
ACHILLE3.000.508.00
ADA4.000.889.38
ADAIR4.001.5010.00
ADDINGTON2.002.008.50
AFTON3.001.358.85
AGRA4.001.009.50
ALDERSON2.001.508.00
ALEX3.000.758.25
ALINE3.002.009.50
ALLEN - HUGHES COUNTY3.001.008.50
ALLEN - PONTOTOC COUNTY3.000.888.38
ALTUS3.750.508.75
ALVA4.250.509.25
AMBER4.000.759.25
AMES3.001.258.75
ANADARKO3.501.509.50
ANTLERS3.501.509.50
APACHE3.501.509.50
ARAPAHO3.000.508.00
ARCADIA4.000.008.50
ARDMORE3.750.759.00
ARKOMA3.002.009.50
ARNETT3.002.009.50
ASHER4.001.5010.00
ATOKA4.002.0010.50
ATWOOD2.001.007.50
AVANT2.001.257.75
BARNSDALL4.001.259.75
BARTLESVILLE - OSAGE COUNTY3.401.259.15
BARTLESVILLE - WASHINGTON COUNTY3.401.008.90
BEAVER3.002.009.50
BEGGS4.501.2510.25
BENNINGTON4.000.509.00
BERNICE3.501.409.40
BESSIE2.002.008.50
BETHANY4.000.008.50
BETHEL ACRES2.501.508.50
BIG CABIN2.502.009.00
BILLINGS4.001.5010.00
BINGER4.001.5010.00
BIXBY - TULSA COUNTY3.500.928.92
BIXBY - WAGONER COUNTY3.501.309.30
BLACKWELL5.000.6710.17
BLAIR3.000.508.00
BLANCHARD - GRADY COUNTY4.000.759.25
BLANCHARD - MCCLAIN COUNTY4.000.509.00
BLUEJACKET2.002.008.50
BOISE CITY3.002.009.50
BOKCHITO4.000.509.00
BOKOSHE3.002.009.50
BOLEY3.001.258.75
BOSWELL3.002.009.50
BOWLEGS3.001.258.75
BOYNTON2.000.657.15
BRADLEY3.000.758.25
BRAGGS3.000.658.15
BRAMAN3.000.678.17
BRAY1.000.706.20
BRIDGEPORT3.001.509.00
BRISTOW5.001.0010.50
BROKEN ARROW - TULSA COUNTY3.000.928.42
BROKEN ARROW - WAGONER COUNTY3.001.308.80
BROKEN BOW3.001.759.25
BUFFALO3.002.009.50
BURBANK2.001.257.75
BURLINGTON1.002.007.50
BURNS FLAT4.002.0010.50
BUTLER3.000.508.00
BYARS4.000.509.00
BYNG2.000.887.38
BYRON2.002.008.50
CACHE3.750.388.63
CADDO3.000.508.00
CALERA4.000.509.00
CALUMET4.000.358.85
CALVIN4.001.009.50
CAMARGO4.001.7510.25
CAMERON2.002.008.50
CANADIAN4.501.5010.50
CANEY2.002.008.50
CANTON3.000.758.25
CANUTE4.002.0010.50
CARLTON LANDING3.001.509.00
CARMEN3.002.009.50
CARNEGIE4.001.5010.00
CARNEY4.001.009.50
CARTER4.000.308.80
CASHION - KINGFISHER COUNTY4.001.259.75
CASHION - LOGAN COUNTY4.000.759.25
CASTLE3.001.258.75
CATOOSA - ROGERS COUNTY3.251.839.58
CATOOSA - WAGONER COUNTY3.251.309.05
CEDAR VALLEY0.250.755.50
CEMENT3.501.509.50
CENTRAL HIGH2.000.707.20
CHANDLER4.001.009.50
CHATTANOOGA3.000.387.88
CHATTANOOGA - TILLMAN COUNTY3.001.509.00
CHECOTAH4.002.0010.50
CHELSEA3.001.839.33
CHEROKEE3.252.009.75
CHEYENNE3.001.509.00
CHICKASHA3.750.759.00
CHOCTAW4.250.008.75
CHOUTEAU4.501.5010.50
CIMARRON CITY2.000.757.25
CLAREMORE3.001.839.33
CLAYTON4.001.5010.00
CLEARVIEW4.001.259.75
CLEO SPRINGS3.001.258.75
CLEVELAND3.502.0010.00
CLINTON - CUSTER COUNTY4.500.509.50
CLINTON - WASHITA COUNTY4.502.0011.00
COALGATE3.002.009.50
COLBERT4.000.509.00
COLCORD4.001.409.90
COLE4.000.509.00
COLLINSVILLE - ROGERS COUNTY3.751.8310.08
COLLINSVILLE - TULSA COUNTY3.750.929.17
COLONY2.002.008.50
COMANCHE4.000.709.20
COMMERCE4.001.359.85
COPAN3.001.008.50
CORDELL3.002.009.50
CORN2.002.008.50
CORNISH2.002.008.50
COUNCIL HILL2.000.657.15
COVINGTON4.000.358.85
COWETA3.001.308.80
COYLE3.000.758.25
CRESCENT3.000.758.25
CROMWELL3.001.258.75
CROWDER4.001.5010.00
CUSHING4.000.819.31
CUSTER CITY4.000.509.00
CYRIL3.001.509.00
DAVENPORT4.001.009.50
DAVIDSON4.001.5010.00
DAVIS - GARVIN COUNTY3.000.758.25
DAVIS - MURRAY COUNTY3.002.009.50
DEER CREEK3.001.258.75
DEL CITY4.000.008.50
DELAWARE2.002.008.50
DEPEW4.001.009.50
DEWAR4.001.259.75
DEWEY3.001.008.50
DIBBLE5.000.5010.00
DICKSON4.000.759.25
DILL CITY3.002.009.50
DISNEY3.881.509.88
DOUGHERTY2.002.008.50
DOUGLAS2.000.356.85
DOVER4.001.259.75
DRUMMOND3.000.357.85
DRUMRIGHT - CREEK COUNTY4.501.0010.00
DRUMRIGHT - PAYNE COUNTY4.500.819.81
DUNCAN3.500.708.70
DURANT4.380.509.38
DUSTIN4.001.009.50
EAKLY3.001.509.00
EARLSBORO3.001.509.00
EAST DUKE2.000.507.00
EDMOND3.750.008.25
EL RENO4.000.358.85
ELDORADO2.000.507.00
ELGIN4.000.388.88
ELK CITY4.500.309.30
ELMORE CITY4.000.759.25
ENID3.500.358.35
ERICK4.000.308.80
EUFAULA3.502.0010.00
FAIRFAX3.001.258.75
FAIRLAND3.001.358.85
FAIRMONT3.000.357.85
FAIRVIEW4.001.259.75
FANSHAWE3.002.009.50
FANSHAWE - LATIMER3.001.759.25
FARGO3.002.009.50
FAXON2.000.386.88
FLETCHER4.000.388.88
FOREST PARK3.000.007.50
FORGAN3.002.009.50
FORT COBB4.001.5010.00
FORT COFFEE3.002.009.50
FORT GIBSON - CHEROKEE COUNTY4.501.7510.75
FORT GIBSON - MUSKOGEE COUNTY4.500.659.65
FORT SUPPLY3.000.908.40
FORT TOWSON3.502.0010.00
FOSS4.002.0010.50
FOSTER4.000.759.25
FOYIL4.001.8310.33
FRANCIS3.000.888.38
FREDERICK3.501.509.50
FREEDOM2.000.507.00
GAGE3.002.009.50
GANS2.001.427.92
GARBER4.000.358.85
GARVIN3.001.759.25
GEARY - BLAINE COUNTY3.000.758.25
GEARY - CANADIAN COUNTY3.000.357.85
GENE AUTRY3.000.758.25
GERONIMO3.000.387.88
GERTY2.001.007.50
GLENCOE4.660.819.98
GLENPOOL4.550.929.97
GOLDSBY3.500.508.50
GOLTRY3.002.009.50
GOODWELL3.001.008.50
GORE4.001.429.92
GOTEBO4.000.509.00
GOULD2.002.008.50
GRACEMONT4.001.5010.00
GRANDFIELD3.001.509.00
GRANITE3.002.009.50
GRAYSON4.001.259.75
GREENFIELD3.000.758.25
GROVE3.401.409.30
GUTHRIE3.750.759.00
GUYMON4.001.009.50
HAILEYVILLE3.001.509.00
HALLETT4.502.0011.00
HAMMON - CUSTER COUNTY3.000.508.00
HAMMON - ROGER MILLS COUNTY3.001.509.00
HANNA4.002.0010.50
HARDESTY4.001.009.50
HARRAH4.000.008.50
HARTSHORNE3.251.509.25
HASKELL4.350.659.50
HASTINGS3.002.009.50
HAWORTH3.501.759.75
HEALDTON4.500.759.75
HEAVENER3.502.0010.00
HELENA3.002.009.50
HENNESSEY3.501.259.25
HENRYETTA4.001.259.75
HILLSDALE1.000.355.85
HINTON3.001.509.00
HITCHCOCK3.000.758.25
HOBART4.000.509.00
HOLDENVILLE5.001.0010.50
HOLLIS3.002.009.50
HOLLISTER3.001.509.00
HOMINY3.501.259.25
HOOKER4.001.009.50
HOWE3.002.009.50
HUGO3.502.0010.00
HULBERT4.001.7510.25
HUNTER2.000.356.85
HYDRO - BLAINE COUNTY4.000.759.25
HYDRO - CADDO COUNTY4.001.5010.00
IDABEL3.001.759.25
INDIAHOMA4.000.388.88
INDIANOLA3.001.509.00
INOLA3.001.839.33
JAY3.001.408.90
JENKS3.000.928.42
JENNINGS4.002.0010.50
JET3.002.009.50
JONES4.000.008.50
KANSAS4.001.409.90
KAW CITY4.500.679.67
KELLYVILLE3.501.009.00
KENDRICK4.001.009.50
KENEFIC3.000.508.00
KEOTA3.502.0010.00
KETCHUM3.002.009.50
KEYES2.002.008.50
KIEFER4.001.009.50
KINGFISHER3.501.259.25
KINGSTON3.002.009.50
KINTA2.502.009.00
KIOWA5.001.5011.00
KNOWLES2.002.008.50
KONAWA4.001.259.75
KREBS4.001.5010.00
KREMLIN3.000.357.85
LAHOMA4.000.358.85
LAKE ALUMA2.750.007.25
LAMAR3.001.008.50
LAMONT4.001.259.75
LANGLEY3.001.509.00
LANGLEY - CRAIG COUNTY3.002.009.50
LANGSTON4.000.759.25
LAVERNE2.252.008.75
LAWTON4.130.389.00
LEEDEY3.001.759.25
LEFLORE1.002.007.50
LEHIGH2.002.008.50
LENAPAH2.002.008.50
LEXINGTON4.000.258.75
LINDSAY4.000.759.25
LOCO3.000.708.20
LOCUST GROVE4.501.5010.50
LONE CHIMNEY3.002.009.50
LONE GROVE4.000.759.25
LONE WOLF3.000.508.00
LONGDALE3.000.758.25
LOYAL2.001.257.75
LUTHER3.000.007.50
MACOMB3.001.509.00
MADILL3.002.009.50
MANGUM3.002.009.50
MANITOU3.001.509.00
MANNFORD - CREEK COUNTY3.501.009.00
MANNFORD - PAWNEE COUNTY3.502.0010.00
MANNFORD - TULSA COUNTY3.500.928.92
MANNSVILLE3.001.509.00
MARAMEC3.002.009.50
MARBLE CITY3.001.428.92
MARIETTA3.002.5010.00
MARLAND3.001.509.00
MARLOW3.500.708.70
MARSHALL4.000.759.25
MAUD - POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY4.001.5010.00
MAUD - SEMINOLE COUNTY4.001.259.75
MAY2.002.008.50
MAYSVILLE4.000.759.25
MCALESTER3.501.509.50
MCCURTAIN3.502.0010.00
MCLOUD4.001.5010.00
MEAD2.000.507.00
MEDFORD4.001.259.75
MEDICINE PARK4.130.389.00
MEEKER4.001.009.50
MENO3.001.258.75
MERIDIAN2.000.757.25
MIAMI3.651.359.50
MIDWEST CITY3.858.35
MILBURN2.001.508.00
MILL CREEK3.501.509.50
MILLERTON3.001.759.25
MINCO4.000.759.25
MOFFETT2.001.427.92
MOORE3.750.258.50
MOORELAND4.000.909.40
MORRIS4.001.259.75
MORRISON4.001.5010.00
MOUNDS4.001.009.50
MOUNTAIN PARK3.000.508.00
MOUNTAIN VIEW4.000.509.00
MULDROW3.501.429.42
MULHALL3.000.758.25
MUSKOGEE4.000.659.15
MUSTANG4.000.358.85
NASH3.001.258.75
NEW ALLUWE2.002.008.50
NEWCASTLE4.000.509.00
NEWKIRK3.000.678.17
NICHOLS HILLS4.000.008.50
NICOMA PARK5.000.009.50
NINNEKAH3.000.758.25
NOBLE4.000.258.75
NORGE1.000.756.25
NORMAN4.000.258.75
NORTH ENID4.000.358.85
NORTH MIAMI3.001.358.85
NOWATA3.002.009.50
OAKLAND2.002.008.50
OAKS - CHEROKEE COUNTY3.001.759.25
OAKS - DELAWARE COUNTY3.001.408.90
OCHELATA3.001.008.50
OILTON5.001.0010.50
OKARCHE - CANADIAN COUNTY4.500.359.35
OKARCHE - KINGFISHER COUNTY4.501.2510.25
OKAY4.001.309.80
OKEENE4.250.759.50
OKEMAH3.501.259.25
OKLAHOMA CITY - CANADIAN COUNTY3.880.358.73
OKLAHOMA CITY - CLEVELAND COUNTY3.880.258.63
OKLAHOMA CITY - OKLAHOMA COUNTY3.880.008.38
OKLAHOMA CITY - POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY3.881.509.87
OKMULGEE4.001.259.75
OKMULGEE - OKFUSKEE COUNTY4.001.259.75
OLUSTEE1.000.506.00
OOLOGAH3.001.839.33
ORLANDO - LOGAN COUNTY4.000.759.25
ORLANDO - PAYNE COUNTY4.000.819.31
OWASSO - ROGERS COUNTY3.501.839.83
OWASSO - TULSA COUNTY3.500.928.92
PADEN3.001.258.75
PANAMA3.002.009.50
PAOLI3.000.758.25
PARADISE HILL3.001.428.92
PAULS VALLEY4.500.759.75
PAWHUSKA3.001.258.75
PAWNEE3.502.0010.00
PENSACOLA3.001.509.00
PEORIA1.001.356.85
PERKINS3.500.818.81
PERRY3.251.509.25
PIEDMONT5.000.359.85
PIEDMONT - KINGFISHER COUNTY5.001.2510.75
PINK3.001.509.00
PITTSBURG3.001.509.00
POCASSET1.500.756.75
POCOLA4.002.0010.50
PONCA CITY3.500.678.67
POND CREEK4.001.259.75
PORTER4.001.309.80
PORUM4.000.659.15
POTEAU3.002.009.50
PRAGUE4.001.009.50
PRUE3.001.258.75
PRYOR3.751.509.75
PURCELL4.000.509.00
PURCELL - CLEVELAND COUNTY4.000.258.75
QUAPAW3.001.358.85
QUINTON3.001.509.00
RALSTON3.002.009.50
RAMONA2.001.007.50
RATLIFF CITY3.500.758.75
RATTAN3.501.509.50
RAVIA3.001.509.00
RED OAK3.001.759.25
RED ROCK5.001.5011.00
RENFROW4.001.259.75
RENTIESVILLE4.002.0010.50
REYDON2.001.508.00
RINGLING2.502.009.00
RINGWOOD3.001.258.75
RIPLEY3.000.818.31
ROCK ISLAND1.502.008.00
ROCKY3.002.009.50
ROFF3.500.888.88
ROLAND4.001.429.92
ROOSEVELT3.000.508.00
RUSH SPRINGS4.500.759.75
RYAN3.002.009.50
SALINA4.001.5010.00
SALLISAW4.001.429.92
SAND SPRINGS - OSAGE COUNTY3.501.259.25
SAND SPRINGS - TULSA COUNTY3.500.928.92
SAPULPA - CREEK COUNTY4.001.009.50
SAPULPA - TULSA COUNTY4.000.929.42
SASAKWA4.001.259.75
SAVANNA5.001.5011.00
SAWYER1.002.007.50
SAYRE4.000.308.80
SCHULTER0.501.256.25
SEILING4.001.7510.25
SEILING - MAJOR COUNTY4.001.259.75
SEMINOLE4.001.259.75
SENTINEL3.002.009.50
SHADY POINT3.502.0010.00
SHAMROCK3.001.008.50
SHATTUCK4.002.0010.50
SHAWNEE3.001.509.00
SHIDLER2.001.257.75
SKIATOOK - OSAGE COUNTY3.501.259.25
SKIATOOK - TULSA COUNTY3.500.928.92
SLAUGHTERVILLE2.000.256.75
SLICK3.001.008.50
SNYDER4.000.509.00
SOPER2.002.008.50
SOUTH COFFEYVILLE2.002.008.50
SPARKS4.001.009.50
SPAVINAW3.001.509.00
SPENCER4.000.008.50
SPERRY3.000.928.42
SPERRY - OSAGE COUNTY3.001.258.75
SPIRO3.002.009.50
SPORTSMEN ACRES3.001.509.00
SPRINGER2.000.757.25
STERLING3.000.387.88
STIGLER3.502.0010.00
STILLWATER3.500.818.81
STILWELL3.501.759.75
STONEWALL3.000.888.38
STRANG2.001.508.00
STRATFORD4.000.759.25
STRINGTOWN3.002.009.50
STROUD - CREEK COUNTY4.001.009.50
STROUD - LINCOLN COUNTY4.001.009.50
STUART4.001.009.50
SULPHUR3.002.009.50
SUMMIT3.000.658.15
SWEETWATER - BECKHAM COUNTY1.000.305.80
SWEETWATER - ROGER MILLS COUNTY1.001.507.00
TAFT4.000.659.15
TAHLEQUAH3.251.759.50
TALALA3.001.839.33
TALIHINA3.002.009.50
TALOGA3.001.759.25
TAMAHA3.002.009.50
TATUMS5.000.7510.25
TECUMSEH3.001.509.00
TEMPLE3.002.009.50
TERLTON2.002.008.50
TERRAL3.002.009.50
TEXHOMA3.001.008.50
TEXOLA1.000.305.80
THACKERVILLE2.002.509.00
THE VILLAGE4.000.008.50
THOMAS4.000.509.00
TIPTON4.001.5010.00
TISHOMINGO3.001.509.00
TONKAWA4.500.679.67
TRYON4.001.009.50
TULSA - OSAGE COUNTY3.101.258.85
TULSA - TULSA COUNTY3.100.928.52
TULSA - WAGONER COUNTY3.101.308.90
TUPELO3.002.009.50
TUSHKA3.502.0010.00
TUTTLE4.000.759.25
TYRONE3.001.008.50
UNION CITY4.000.358.85
VALLEY BROOK3.000.007.50
VALLIANT3.001.759.25
VELMA4.000.709.20
VERA2.001.007.50
VERDEN3.750.759.00
VERDIGRIS3.001.839.33
VERNON4.002.0010.50
VIAN4.001.429.92
VICI4.001.7510.25
VINITA3.002.009.50
WAGONER3.001.308.80
WAINWRIGHT4.000.659.15
WAKITA4.001.259.75
WALTERS3.002.009.50
WANETTE3.501.509.50
WANN2.002.008.50
WAPANUCKA1.501.507.50
WARNER4.000.659.15
WARR ACRES4.000.008.50
WASHINGTON4.000.509.00
WATONGA2.000.006.50
WATTS5.000.7510.25
WAUKOMIS4.001.7510.25
WAURIKA4.000.358.85
WAYNE3.002.009.50
WAYNOKA3.500.508.50
WEATHERFORD4.000.509.00
WEBBERS FALLS4.000.509.00
WELCH5.500.6510.65
WELEETKA2.002.008.50
WELLSTON4.001.259.75
WEST SILOAM SPRINGS4.001.009.50
WESTVILLE4.751.4010.65
WETUMKA3.751.7510.00
WEWOKA5.001.0010.50
WHITEFIELD4.001.259.75
WILBURTON3.002.009.50
WILLOW3.501.759.75
WILSON2.002.008.50
WISTER3.250.758.50
WOODWARD0.500.005.00
WRIGHT CITY0.900.005.40
WYANDOTTE3.001.759.25
WYNNEWOOD3.001.358.85
WYNONA4.000.759.25
YALE4.001.259.75
YEAGER4.000.819.31
YUKON3.001.008.50

Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, answers questions about State Question 779.

Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association.

Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association.

Q: The main portion of State Question 779 is the teacher salary increase of $5,000. But rather than adjusting the state minimum salary schedule, it requires districts to adjust.  Why?

A: The amendment says that every teacher shall receive at least a $5,000 raise on top of each district’s 2016-17 salary schedule. All of our districts decide or negotiate their salaries, so, in order to accommodate that local ability, each district must add it to their 2016-17 salary scale. That way, even those districts that pay above minimum will be required to give their teachers the full $5,000 raise. In addition, we would not want the state minimum salary schedule in the state constitution. That would cause the state to have to have a vote every time the salary schedule is changed.

Q: Do most teachers earn the state minimum?

A: The number of districts paying on the state minimum has increased over the last several years due to state budget cuts. About two-thirds of our districts pay on the state minimum salary scale. Teachers in bargaining locals are, for the most part, the teachers who make above the state minimum. They are mostly in urban and suburban areas. About one-third of Oklahoma’s school districts bargain with their teachers.


Oklahoma is not the only state with an education initiative on the ballot. Voters in Missouri, Oregon, Maine and other states will consider proposals to fund schools.

Voters in a number of states are being asked to weigh in on education-related initiatives and legislative referendums,…

Posted by Education Week on Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Teacher candidate: SQ 779 “isn’t the golden ticket”

One of the main supporters of State Question 779, Shawn Sheehan says he still feels a degree of frustration with the proposal. “It most certainly is not exactly what we needed,” Sheehan, a teacher at Norman High School, said during a public forum Thursday. “It isn’t the golden ticket.” And yet, he says Oklahoma educators “need this as a sign of hope.”

Norman High School teacher Shawn Sheehan, who is running for Senate District 15, discusses teacher pay Thursday at a forum hosted by the OU Daily.

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Norman High School teacher Shawn Sheehan, who is running for Senate District 15, discusses teacher pay Thursday at a forum hosted by the OU Daily.