Your public tax dollars could soon be rerouted to fund Catholic education!
The Statewide Virtual Charter School Board in Oklahoma has confirmed that the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Diocese of Tulsa hope to establish a Catholic charter school. This means that, if the board approves, public funds will be used for the creation of a Catholic school with a strictly Catholic curriculum.
Please take a moment to contact the board and ask it to reject the church’s outrageous request to open a Catholic charter school!
Through an open records request, FFRF has learned that this Catholic charter school would intend to follow all laws, rules and regulations required by the state only as long as they do not conflict with Catholic law. In other words, Catholic entities in Oklahoma are not hiding that this will be a Catholic school in all respects, and they want to ignore any laws that they don’t care to follow.
At 2 p.m. this coming Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board will meet to consider this application. Meetings in recent months have been canceled because the board has not had enough members to conduct a meeting. Now, just before this issue is to be taken up by the board, the final member required to hold a meeting has been appointed. This is certainly no coincidence; all signs point to the state of Oklahoma attempting to sneak this through.
This is why we need your help! Please contact the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to demand that it reject this application. Public funds must not go toward funding religious education. You may either use the prompt provided, or customize it to suit your opinion as you see fit. You may also call the board at (405) 522-3240. If you are able to attend the meeting on Feb. 14, you can show your support for public, secular education and share your thoughts in person.