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Oklahoma City Public Schools Releases More Details About $30M Budget Cuts

The Oklahoma City Public Schools administration building.
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The Oklahoma City Public Schools administration building.

Oklahoma City Public Schools released a more detailed breakdown of its massive budget cuts Thursday afternoon, showing specifically how cuts could affect students this school year.

The district’s fine arts budget will be slashed by 50 percent. The entire library media budget will be eliminated, which will impact the purchase of new resources for all schools. The elementary school budget will be reduced by $10 per student – from $25 to $15 – affecting funds for classroom supplies and other needs.

OKCPS carved $30 million out of its budget for next year due to what it calls a “catastrophic” budget crisis.

In order to deal with the cuts, the district is actively soliciting donations and volunteers.

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