Funding Education

Oklahoma City, OK – School find out about funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma school superintendents now know how much of the $1.8 billion in state aid their districts will receive for the coming school year.

Notification documents also reflect money from the $167 million Oklahoma stabilization fund that is funded through the federal economic stimulus program.

State Education Department employees gave paperwork to superintendents at the department's annual leadership conference on Wednesday and Thursday. Others notifications were mailed on Friday.

James White, state assistant superintendent in the finance division, cautioned administrators that the initial allocations are tentative and could change because of a possible revenue shortfall.

White says the state Board of Education likely will ask the Legislature for a supplemental allocation early next year.


Information from: The Oklahoman,

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