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Tulsa public schools to spend $6.2M to maintain staff levels


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa Public Schools system will spend $6.2 million in reserve funds to offset declining state aid as the district faces decreasing enrollment.

Early estimates for the 2019-20 school term show even more of a decline in state aid — $7 million, the Tulsa World reported Sunday.

TPS enrollment is expected to decline from 37,433 to 36,393 students, education officials said. State aid calculations allow districts to use enrollment data from the current or past two years, whichever is higher.

Superintendent Deborah Gist said after board approval of the budget that using...

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