The OPEA Board of Directors met Saturday, September 12 in Oklahoma City to review the Association’s bylaws, and prepare for a statewide vote to shift to geographical regions.
“We have been reviewing bylaws this weekend,” said OPEA President Connie Stockton. “That is the next step in moving our Association forward and returning OPEA to it’s original grassroots structure.”
OPEA members throughout the state will be given the opportunity to vote this fall on whether to move the Association to a geographical-based representation, rather than the current agency-based structure.
“The councils, board and delegates voted unanimously at the convention last month to move to geographical regions. It will allow members more interaction on a local level, and will be more like how OPEA was originally structured,” Stockton said.
The Board also heard from the OEA’s Joel Robison, who presented an update on State Question 744, also known as the “HOPE” Initiative. Robison gave a fact sheet on how the initiative will help Oklahoma’s schools.