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Welcome to OASIS

OASIS Members,


Attention districts who receive 7002 Impact Aid funds:

The FLISA National Conference is coming to OKCWhile Skirvin rooms are no longer available, there may still be time for you to register for the conference.  If you belong to one of the following districts in Oklahoma which currently receives7002 funds, it is important that your district be represented.

Arapaho-Butler, Bowring, Braggs, Canadian, Chelsea, Cleveland, Colbert, Crowder, Eufaula, Fanshawe, Farris, Felt, Gore, Haworth, Haywood, Hulbert, Kaw, Keota, Keys, Kildare, Kingston, Little Axe, Mannford, Marietta, Midway, Prue, Ravia, Silo, Shilder, Skiatook, Snyder, Stidham, Stringtown, Thackerville, Tishamingo, Tuskahoma, Vian and Wister.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Billie Jordan, Executive Director
Steven Crawford, Consultant


JOIN US AT THE

Skirvin Hilton - Oklahoma City

 

FLISA Conference Agenda


Hello Section 7002 Impact Aid Recipients:
 

REMINDER TO REGISTER:  The Federal Lands Impacted Schools Association will hold it upcoming summer meeting at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, June 23.  Click the button below to register and make your hotel reservation.  Don't let the deadline sneak up on you.

ALSO.....The final FY'18 spending bill saw a $4M increase for 7002.  This increase is the result of so many of you becoming involved in fighting for the program.  HOWEVER.....We face a distinct possibility of losing the recent gains in FY'20, when funding levels are scheduled to drop back drastically!  WE CAN PROTECT OUR GAINS, BUT ONLY THROUGH YOUR CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT.  Come to the summer meeting and join the effort.

Tom Madden, Executive Director
FLISA

 

SUMMER MEETING REGISTRATION & HOTEL

Mark Your Calendars!
OASIS State Conference
November 28-29, 2018
River Spirit Casino, Tulsa



 




2403 N. 41st St. East
Muskogee, OK  74403
FAX: 866-877-9686
OFFICE:  918-348-7925
CELL: 918-931-2494

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDER

 

OASIS Conference


November 28-29, 2018
River Spirit Casino, Tulsa
 

OASIS Members,


As the NAFIS message below explains, our fight has now moved to the senate.  Senator Inhofe serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and has been very supportive of Impact Aid when we visit his office, but reaching out to his staff will show your support and concern for Impact Aid funding. His assistant Martha Pritchard met with our group and I've corresponded with Jake Hinch as well, so a quick email to both of them would be beneficial.

Senator Lankford's office was not clearly supportive when we spoke about our opposition and concern for the vouchers and an email to Chris White is important. 

I will be emailing them on behalf of OASIS, but a personal note directly from school districts is often more impactful to them!   Email addresses to both senators' offices are also provided below.

 

  1. ACTION NEEDED:  Impact Aid Vouchers are now moving in the U.S. Senate.  Senator Sasse (R-NE) plans to offer amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act during the Senate Armed Services Committee debate this week.  He has two amendments, one that would re-purpose Department of Education Impact Aid and the other that would re-purpose Department of Defense Impact Aid into vouchers for military connected students.  Please contact your two U.S. Senators, to request that they oppose any amendment that would re-purpose Department of Education or Department of Defense Impact Aid. Please reach out directly to the staff person who you meet with during the NAFIS conference, or ask to speak to, or ask for the email address of the staff person who handles education issues.  To locate a Senate office phone number please refer to https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm  It is especially important for you to reach out to your Senator if he/she is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, link here and scroll down the page.

 

  1. Congratulations NAFIS Family, we have successfully fended off for NOW the Impact Aid voucher amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The House Rules Committee did not make in order an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have re-purposed Impact Aid funds for vouchers for military connected students.  However, this policy debate is not over, and it is clear that vouchers for military connected students are a priority for many House members.

 
Thank your for your action and we will keep you informed of any updates!

 

 

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS ...........

 

Members,

The OASIS Board is proud to announce that Steven Crawford has joined our team as an OASIS consultant!  As most of you know, Mr. Crawford has served Oklahoma schools as a long time superintendent and as Executive Director of CCOSA.  His years of working with Impact Aid make him an invaluable resource for all OASIS member districts.  He will not only join members visiting legislators in Washington during the NAFIS conference and attending other national Impact Aid conferences to advocate for Oklahoma funding, he will serve as a resource for members by providing assistance and training. Watch our website and emails for more information or email him any time.  Steven Crawford's email.


 


 



 

 

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Billie Jordan, Executive Director

 
2403 N. 41st St. East
Muskogee, OK  74403
FAX: 866-877-9686
OFFICE:  918-348-7925
CELL: 918-931-2494
 

 

 

 

Welcome to OASIS, an organization serving Oklahoma public schools that receive federal Impact Aid funds.  OASIS is a resource for those districts, providing information, partnering with other state and national organizations with a shared mission, and communicating with legislators in Washington to ensure that funding continues.

Districts receive Impact Aid funds to offset the loss of property taxes to the district, due to having federal property within the district that does not pay ad-valorem tax, or parents who work on federal land.

While Impact Aid has never been fully funded by the Federal government, districts receive a portion of what would otherwise be taxed on lands owned by federal entities such as military bases, Indian land, and in some cases national parks and Corp of Engineer land.

Oklahoma has more school districts receiving Impact Aid funds than any other state and it is vital that these funds continue to provide the services that our children deserve. 

If you have questions, would like more information about OASIS activities or membership, contact Executive Director Billie Jordan.