Oklahoma Lawmakers Debating 5-Day School Week Bill

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 7:05 pm
By: News On 6

The State House is debating a bill that would require most school districts have five day school weeks.

If it becomes law, school districts could apply for a waiver if they can show significant financial savings and improved academic achievement. The bill also ties a pay raise for teachers into the bill.

Opponents say it's a way of holding teacher's salaries hostage. A Senate version of the school week bill doesn't have salaries involved.