Text Books

On Tuesday, March 3rd, the citizens of Tulsa will vote on a $415 million bond for Tulsa Public Schools. This bond -- which would not raise taxes -- is focused on four areas: facilities and classrooms, books and classroom technology, transportation, and libraries. As we learn on today's show, the bond is part of TPS's 20-year capital improvement plan to transform and expand aging facilities while also making schools safer throughout the district.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A last-minute bill to provide an additional $3 million in textbook money to local school districts has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The funding bill was one of more three dozen bills Fallin signed into law on Wednesday.

The additional $3 million increases the total amount schools will receive for instructional and textbook purposes to $33 million.