The Norman Transcript

July 20, 2013

Shelter interim study approved

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The Office of the Speaker unveiled the 2013 Interim Study selections recently. Members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives requested a total of 134 studies, of which 68 were selected.

One study, School Safety and Student Protection, will be conducted by Reps. Ann Coody and Todd Thomsen. The scope of the study is expected to include financial resources for funding, state laws requiring new schools to include storm shelters and other types of protection, criteria for a priority list of schools eligible for special construction funding, and best practices for shelters.