Watch a video of our “Oklahoma Watch-Out” forum on State Question 801, which would allow school districts to spend a portion of their property tax revenue on operations.
Featured panelists were Shawn Hime, executive director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association, and Jennifer Monies, executive director of Oklahoma Achieves, an education initiative of the State Chamber of Oklahoma.
About the Panelists
Shawn Himejoined the Oklahoma State School Boards Association as executive director in 2014.Before joining OSSBA, Hime served for six years as superintendent of Enid Public Schools. He is aformer Oklahoma State Department of Education assistant state superintendent and alsoworked as a teacher and administrator in Ardmore Public Schools and other districts.
Jennifer Monies started as executive director of Oklahoma Achieves in July2014. She has an extensive background in communications, policy development and coalition-building. Previously, she was press secretary and senior advisor to Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. Prior to then, she served as senior vice president of communications and marketing for the State Chamber and communications director for two Oklahoma House speakers. She was a political reporter for The Oklahoman and Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C.