Oklahoma student enrollment to grow by 6 percent over decade
July 30, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education projects Oklahoma's pre-K through 12th-grade student enrollment will grow 6 percent over the next decade, adding an additional 41,000 students to the financially-strained public school system.
The increase is a slight slowdown from the 9-percent hike the state's public school system experienced over the past decade, The Oklahoman reported .
Enrollment is important to funding the state's schools because they rely on money that's dispersed through the state aid formula on a per student basis.
Since 2008, Oklahoma has cut per-student spen...