Several items in regards to the Lahoma Courts addition will be discussed at the Enid City Commission’s meeting on Thursday as first reported by the Enid News and Eagle. One of the major items of discussion will be acquiring 25 properties in the Lahoma Courts complex for a total of 2.1 million dollars. If all goes well the purchase would give the city almost complete ownership of the complex outside of one property. The commission will meet on Thursday with a study session beginning at 5pm and the meeting beginning at 6:30.
Oklahoma’s state House or representative approved an increase in teachers pay scale Thursday, sending the $1,200 raise to the Senate. A big part of new Governor Kevin Stitts first year plan, House Bill 1780 would increase the minimum starting pay in Oklahoma to $37,801. The bill passed 94 to 0 which was an overwhelming endorsement for teachers in Oklahoma following years of controversy regarding Oklahoma teacher benefits.
Two bills backed by Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat cleared committee Tuesday, including one that would force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks. The Senate Education Committee voted 11-6 for the bill by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, which calls for all public schools to be in session for no less than 180 days. According to the state Education Department, 92 of Oklahoma's more than 500 districts are currently operating on four-day school weeks.
Community Development Block Grant Director Grant Administrator Stephanie Moffit said applications are being accepted for several different activities around Enid including Public Facilities improvements, housing/homeless prevention, and public service. Applications are due by March 11th and no later than 3:00pm and are available on the city of Enid website.