State of Oklahoma

Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:23 PMUpdated: Jul 24, 2014 2:10 PM

School Funding Gets a Boost

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The Associated Press

Oklahoma schools are receiving their allocation for the new fiscal year, and districts are receiving an increase of about $38 per student.

     The state Department of Education announced Wednesday it has released its allocations to school districts for the 2015 fiscal year.

     The initial allocation is $3,077 per student, compared to $3,039 last year.

     A budget agreement reached between Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Legislature this year resulted in an $80 million increase in funding for common education.

     State education officials say the total state appropriation to the per-pupil funding formula this year was nearly $1.9 billion.

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