Bixby Follows Owasso And Drops Opposition To House Bill 3393

Friday, December 17th 2010, 7:31 pm
By: News On 6

BIXBY, Oklahoma -- Another Green Country school reverses its position on House Bill 3393.

Bixby voted in October to ignore that law, which requires public districts to pay private school tuition for special needs students, but Friday voted to change its stance.

10/11/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Union, Bixby Schools Refuse To Comply With Special Needs Funding Law

Bixby has three applications that it will process immediately.

Owasso reversed its position Thursday and began processing two applications.

12/16/2010 Related Story: Owasso School Board Reverses Decision On Controversial Special Needs Funding Law

The change of heart comes after a state lawmaker promised to have the state department of education handle the paperwork and pay the tuition cost directly.