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Oklahoma lawmakers consider school savings from later start


October 7, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are exploring whether schools should start the school year later to cut utility costs.

CNHI Oklahoma report s lawmakers launched a legislative study Wednesday where Oklahomans for School Calendar Reform said school districts spend money on cooling schools that could be appropriated to classrooms.

The group says electricity bills peak in July and August when many districts start classes. Supporter Barbara Bowersox estimated Oklahoma school districts pay a combined $80 million a year on electricity.

The group also pressed for uniform school start date...

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