State Sen. Rob Standridge has been elected to a top leadership position for the 57th Legislature. During the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, Standridge, R-Norman, will serve as Majority Whip for the Senate Republican Caucus.
“This is a tremendous honor. We’ve worked hard to strengthen Oklahoma’s budgeting process and promote economic growth as well as making critical investments in our schools. Our criminal justice reform initiatives are already showing positive results for our state,” Standridge said. “I look forward to helping promote and win passage for an agenda that will build on these successes in the coming years.”
Standridge said he had appointed Senators Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, Casey Murdock, R-Felt, and Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, to serve as Assistant Majority Whips. Standridge will also serve as chair for the Senate Transportation Committee during the 57th Legislature.
“Our transportation infrastructure is vital to our economy in multiple ways. It’s critical from an economic development standpoint as well as public safety. Our state has made tremendous strides in addressing dangerous bridges and made important advances toward modernizing our transportation system,” Standridge said. “We must continue that commitment on behalf of the citizens of Oklahoma.”
In addition to his leadership posts, Standridge has also been appointed to serve on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, the Energy Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services.
For more information, contact Sen. Rob Standridge at 405-521-535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, Community Christian School in Norman brings their 4th graders to the Capitol for a tour and mock legislative session. This year, Mrs. Cara King, Mrs. Melanie Randolph and Mrs. Tammie Snow brought 48 enthusiastic students along with many parents. We met in the Senate Assembly Room. Prior to their arrival, 10 students were chosen to be on the ‘Education Committee’. The Chairwoman of the committee authored a bill that would require all Oklahoma schools to reduce their school week to 4 days. Once the bill passed out of committee, all Senators began debate on the Senate floor. It was lively and thoughtful.
Surprisingly, the bill failed because it would have reduced the school year by 36 days. Those days are needed for all their required studies because otherwise they would have too much homework to get their lessons accomplished. Also, they would no longer have pizza day.
This is always a fun learning experience. I would be happy to host any school in my district that would like their students to have a working knowledge of how government works. Call my office for more information. 521 5535
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senators Rob Standridge and Paul Scott recently reached out to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation after receiving numerous inquiries from residents in Norman and the surrounding area about the I-35/SH-9W intersection.
“This is a particularly dangerous intersection. Drivers’ confusion has led to several near misses and I’m pleased that ODOT is addressing the problem before anyone is seriously hurt. ODOT has confirmed that they’ll be fixing the intersection starting on Thursday,” said Standridge, R-Norman. “I want to thank ODOT for their diligence in always working to make our roads and highways safer and more efficient as traffic increases in certain areas like the I-35/SH-9W intersection.”
ODOT will be placing around 300 feet of channelizing devices to separate the southbound to westbound turn lane from the SH-9W through traffic starting on November 1. Work will be completed at night to minimize traffic interruptions.
“It’s so important that our roads and highways are continually being updated to account for local economic and population growth,” said Scott, R-Duncan. “The I-35/SH-9W intersection is a great example of those continual changes but it’s also important that roadways remain safe throughout that growing process. ODOT has done a great job in quickly addressing the problems with this particular intersection.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Standridge: (405) 521-5535
Sen. Scott: (405) 521-5522
In September, I requested an interim study on innovation within our educational systems in Oklahoma. There are a lot of good things happening for our students. LeMonde International School in Norman is one of them. They are a Spanish/French language immersion school whose approach to education is outside the box. This is their first year and they have an enrollment of 132 students.
1.90% of Instruction in Grades K-2 in chosen language
2.Application for International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program
3.All Students with educational plan based on learning styles
4.Grading Practices & Restorative Justice
*Failure is okay!
*Think differently about our work
*Reappraising those old habits
*Ability to Measure
*Strategic professional development
This evening they are celebrating a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. at 1123 E. Main St. Come see an innovative approach to education.