RELEASE: Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Puts Families and Students First During COVID Crisis

Today, Governor Kevin Stitt released details of a plan to expand educational options and opportunity to families in Oklahoma. The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, praises the Governor for his visionary plan to use federal COVID funding for education needs.

Statement from John Schilling, President of the American Federation for Children:

“With this plan, Governor Stitt has made Oklahoma a national leader when it comes to bold, innovative public policy. He is one of the first governors to announce his intention to help children in lower income families realize the potential benefits through prudent use of federal COVID funding. The positive impact generated in the lives of those children will be felt for years and generations to come. We hope more states will follow the Governor’s lead in prioritizing the needs of all families and children.”

Details: 

$10M Stay in School Scholarships 

  • $6500 scholarships for low income students who were enrolled in private school in 2019-2020 school year to continue in their schools for 2020-2021

$8M Bridge the Gap Digital Wallet 

  •  $1500 digital wallet for low income families to purchase curriculum, tutoring, and/or technology

$12M to launch LearnAnywhereOK.org to provide high quality digital course content to students grades K-12

Read Governor Stitt’s release here: https://www.federationforchildren.org/governor-stitt-announces-30-million-education-allocation-plan/