Oklahoma superintendent seeks $221M boost for schools
January 5, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite a nearly $870 million shortfall in next year's Oklahoma state budget, state school Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says public schools need an additional $221 million in the upcoming fiscal year.
Hofmeister delivered a budget presentation Wednesday to Oklahoma House members ahead of the legislative session that begins next month. Oklahoma's public schools received about $1.87 billion in legislative appropriations last year.
Hofmeister separately proposed a package to give teachers a $3,000 annual pay raise and add four additional instructional days to the school...