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Freedom School Board hears money talk

 

November 15, 2017

The Freedom Board of Education met Monday night and saw a demonstration of the district's revamped website by Superintendent James Miller. From left, Patricia Dauphin, Shane Morris, James Miller, Shan Wilson, Donald Simmons, Michelle Shelite, Robert Babcok and Russell Reed.

Superintendent James Miller spent quite a bit of time Monday night telling members of the Freedom Board of Education of his concerns about what the special session of the legislature might do their district. He is worried about HB1578, which has turned into a "study."

He explained that most schools in northwest Oklahoma are self-supporting with in-place taxes and do not have to be part of the state funding formula. He said, "We only receive state transportation dollars" because of the long bus routes. Miller said that when the state "monkeys" with the gross production tax, that affects Free...



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