Hofmeister applauds signing of SB 601 strengthening early reading


OKLAHOMA CITY (May 2, 2019) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today made the following remarks after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 601, which strengthens elements of the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA). The bill takes effect July 1.

“We are grateful to Gov. Stitt for his support of Senate Bill 601. This important legislation represents the final step needed to align the Reading Sufficiency Act with the new state academic standards. It strikes a more appropriate balance between setting high expectations and providing necessary instructional supports to ensure our youngest learners have the reading skills they need.

“We are grateful to Sen. Gary Stanislawski and Rep. Jadine Nollan for authoring SB 601, and to both chambers for their support.”

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Last updated on May 2, 2019