Local & Regional
Mon December 21, 2009
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla educators struggling to make budget
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than two dozen Oklahoma school districts have told the state they can't balance their budgets after state funding for public schools was cut by 10 percent this month.
At least four districts have shifted to four-day weeks to shave costs.
The budget cut isn't the only pressure on the districts. The state normally offsets increases in health insurance costs. But the state has included no such provision this year.
Tulsa is among districts looking at personnel cuts. Official say as many as 100 Tulsa schools positions may be eliminated started in July.