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School Districts Receive Increased Per-Pupil Allocation from State for Coming School Year

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From the Oklahoma State Department of Eduction

On July 18, the State Department of Education released to school districts initial state aid allocations for the FY14 school year. Districts will see an increase in per-pupil funding of $8.60 per student. The initial allocation for FY14 is $3,038.60 per student as opposed to the $3,030.00 received for FY13.

Contributing most to the increase in FY14 state aid allocations is the State Department of Education’s receipt of an additional $21.5 million in funding for state aid to schools during this past legislative session.

“Our state is growing in population and that is a very good thing, but with more children comes increased financial needs for our school districts across the state. Overall, education received 43 percent of the new revenue in the state’s budget. That increase in funding shows us the commitment to education by the Governor and Legislature,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi.

Oklahoma has seen an increase of 7,358 students across the state since the end of the 2011-2012 school year; that translates into a weighted student population of 15,969. Designated values are added to children for characteristics such as those with special needs, children from poverty, etc. because they often need additional educational support. The appropriations just disbursed are the initial allocations for the 2013-2014 school year. There will be a mid-year allocation to adjust for any changes in student population during the first half of the school year.

When calculating the initial allocations for FY14, per state law, 1.5 percent of the funding was held back for mid-year adjustments. “We held back the bare minimum for mid-year allocations because it was my desire to help the districts with as much of an increase in per-pupil funding as possible at the beginning of the school year. Schools are always in need of additional resources to educate our children. I pushed hard this year for increased funding and I am committed to the same in the future,” said Superintendent Barresi.

At the same time, the superintendent also cautioned districts to be conservative in administering their budgets because of the impact student growth could have on mid-year adjustments.

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Arts Education Advocacy

This year, as students return to school after summer break, consider what you might do to help increase arts education opportunities in your school district. Consider unoffically “adopting” your Oklahoma public school district as an advocate for more arts education. At the end of this post is a list of Oklahoma public school districts from A to Z.  Also, be sure to check out the advocacy resources links at the bottom of the Advocacy page on the OFTA website.

School Board Candidacy Information

Have you ever thought about running for public office? Sometimes, the best way to ensure change is to become the change agent! For information on school board candidacy in Oklahoma visit the Oklahoma State School Boards Association.

Oklahoma Public School Districts

Ada City Schools

Adair Public Schools

Afton Public Schools

Agra Public Schools

Albion Public School

Alex Public Schools

Allen Public Schools

Allen Bowden Public School – Tulsa

Altus Public Schools

Alva Independent Schools

Amber-Pocasset Public Schools – Amber

Anadarko Public Schools

Anderson Public School – Sand Springs

Antlers Public School

Arapaho-Butler Public School District – Arapaho

Ardmore City Schools

Arkoma Public Schools

Arnett Public Schools

Asher Public Schools

Atoka Public Schools

Avant Public School

Balko Public School

Banner School District – El Reno

Barnsdall Public Schools

Bartlesville Public School District

Beaver Public Schools

Beggs Public Schools

Belfonte and Bell Public Schools – Muldrow

Bennington Public School

Berryhill Public Schools – Tulsa

Bethany Public Schools

Bethel Public Schools – Shawnee

Big Pasture Public Schools – Randlett

Billings Public Schools

Binger-Oney Public Schools – Binger

Bishop Public School – Lawton

Bixby Public Schools

Blackwell Public Schools

Blair Public Schools

Blanchard Public Schools

Boise City School

Bokoshe Public Schools

Boone-Apache Public Schools – Apache

Boswell Independent School District

Bowlegs Public Schools

Bowring Public Schools

Braggs Public Schools

Bray Doyle Public Schools – Marlow

Bridge Creek Public Schools – Blanchard

Bristow Public Schools

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Broken Bow Public Schools

Buffalo Public Schools

Buffalo Valley Public Schools – Talihina

Burlington School

Burns Flat-Dill City School District – Burns Flat

Butner

Byars Elementary School

Byng Public Schools – Ada

Cache Public Schools

Caddo Public Schools

Calera Public Schools

Calumet Public School

Calvin Public School

Caney Valley Schools – Ramona

Canton Public Schools

Canute Public School

Carnegie Public Schools

Carney Public Schools

Cashion Public Schools

Catoosa Public Schools

Cement Public Schools

Central Public Schools – Sallisaw

Central High Public Schools – Marlow

Chandler Public Schools

Chattanooga Public School

Checotah Public Schools

Chelsea Public Schools

Cherokee Public Schools

Cheyenne Public Schools

Chickasha Public Schools

Chisholm Public Schools – Enid

Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools – Choctaw

Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools – Chouteau

Cimarron Public Schools – Lahoma

Claremore Public Schools

Clayton Public School

Cleora Public School – Afton

Cleveland Public Schools

Clinton Public Schools

Coalgate Public Schools

Colbert Public Schools

Colcord Public Schools

Collinsville Public Schools

Comanche Public Schools

Commerce Public Schools

Copan Public Schools

Cordell Public Schools

Cottonwood Public School – Coalgate

Covington-Douglas Public Schools – Covington

Coweta Public Schools

Coyle Public Schools

Crescent Public Schools

Crooked Oak Public Schools – Oklahoma City

Crowder Public School

Crutcho Public Schools – Oklahoma City

Cushing Public Schools

Cyril Public Schools

Dahlonegah Public Schools – Stilwell

Dale Public Schools

Darlington Public Schools – El Reno

Davenport Public Schools

Davis Public Schools

Deer Creek School District – Edmond

Deer Creek-Lamont Public Schools – Lamont

Denison Public School – Idabel

Depew Public Schools

Dewey Public Schools

Dibble Public School

Dickson Public Schools – Ardmore

Dover Public Schools

Drummond Public Schools

Drumright Public Schools

Duke Public Schools

Duncan Public Schools

Durant Independent School District

Dustin Public Schools

Eagletown Public Schools

Edmond Public Schools

El Reno Public Schools

Eldorado Public Schools

Elgin Public Schools

Elk City Public Schools

Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools – Elmore City

Empire Public Schools – Duncan

Enid Public Schools

Erick Public Schools

Eufaula Public Schools

Fairland Public Schools

Fairview Public Schools

Fargo Public Schools

Felt Public Schools

Flower Mound School – Lawton

Forgan Public Schools

Fort Gibson Public Schools

Fort Supply School

Fort Towson Public Schools

Fox Public Schools

Foyil Public Schools

Frederick Public Schools

Freedom Public Schools

Frontier Public Schools – Red Rock

Gage Public Schools

Gans Public School

Garber Public Schools

Geary Public Schools

Geronimo Public Schools

Glencoe Public Schools

Glenpool Public Schools

Gore Public Schools

Gracemont Public School

Graham Public School – Weleetka

Grand View Public Schools  – Tahlequah

Grandfield Public Schools

Granite Public Schools

Grove Public Schools

Grove School – Shawnee

Guthrie Public Schools

Guymon Public Schools

Hammon Public Schools

Hardesty Public Schools

Harmony Public School – Atoka

Harrah Public Schools

Hartshorne Public Schools

Haworth Public Schools

Haywood Public School

Healdton Public Schools

Heavener Public Schools

Hennessey Public Schools

Henryetta Public Schools

Hilldale Public Schools – Muskogee

Hinton Public Schools

Hobart Public Schools

Hodgen Elementary School

Holdenville Public Schools

Hollis Independent School District

Howe Public Schools

Hugo Schools

Hulbert Public Schools

Hydro-Eakly Public Schools – Hydro

Idabel Public Schools

Indiahoma Public Schools

Inola Public Schools

Jay Public Schools

Jenks Public Schools

Jennings Public Schools

Jones District

Justice Public School – Wewoka

Justus-Tiawah School – Claremore

Kansas Public Schools

Kellyville Schools

Keota Public School

Ketchum Public Schools

Kiefer Public Schools

Kingfisher School District

Kingston Public School

Kiowa Public School

Konawa Public School

Krebs Public Schools

Kremlin-Hillsdale Public School – Kremlin

Lane Elementary School

Laverne Public Schools

Lawton Public Schools

Leach Public Schools – Twin Oaks

Leedey Public Schools

LeFlore Public School

Lexington Public Schools

Liberty Public Schools – Mounds

Lindsay Public Schools

Little Axe Public School System – Norman

Locust Grove Public Schools

Lomega School – Omega

Lone Grove Public Schools

Lone Star School – Sapulpa

Lowrey School – Tahlequah

Luther Public Schools

Madill Public Schools

Mangum Schools

Mannford Public Schools

Maple Public School – Calumet

Marietta Public Schools

Marlow Public Schools

Maryetta Public Schools – Stilwell

Mason Public School

Maud Public Schools

McAlester Public Schools

McCord Public School – Ponca City

McCurtain Public School

McLoud Public Schools

Medford Public Schools

Meeker Public Schools

Merritt Public School – Elk City

Miami Public Schools

Mid-Del Schools – Midwest City

Middleberg Schools – Blanchard

Midway Public Schools – Council Hill

Milburn Public Schools

Mill Creek School

Millwood Public Schools – Oklahoma City

Minco Public Schools

Monroe Public School

Moore Public Schools

Mooreland Public Schools

Morris Public Schools

Morrison Public Schools

Moss Public Schools – Holdenville

Mounds Public Schools

Mountain View-Gotebo Schools – Mountain View

Muldrow Public Schools

Mulhall-Orlando Public Schools – Orlando

Muskogee Public Schools

Mustang Public Schools

Nashoba Public School

Navajo Public Schools – Altus

New Lima Public Schools – Wewoka

Newcastle Public Schools

Newkirk Public Schools

Ninnekah Public Schools

Noble Public Schools

Norman Public Schools

North Rock Creek School – Shawnee

Norwood School – Hulbert

Nowata School District

Oakdale Public School – Edmond

Okarche Public Schools

Okeene Public Schools

Okemah Public Schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools

Okmulgee Public Schools

Oktaha Public School

Olive Public Schools – Drumright

Olustee Public School

Oologah-Talala Public Schools – Oologah

Osage Hills School – Bartlesville

Owasso Public Schools

Panama School District

Panola Public School

Paoli Public Schools

Pauls Valley Public Schools

Pawhuska Public Schools

Pawnee Public Schools

Peavine Public School – Stilwell

Perkins-Tryon Public Schools – Perkins

Perry Public Schools

Piedmont Public Schools

Pittsburg

Plainview Schools – Ardmore

Pleasant Grove Public School – Shawnee

Pocola Public Schools

Ponca City Public Schools

Pond Creek-Hunter Schools – Pond Creek

Porter Consolidated Schools

Porum Public Schools

Poteau Public Schools

Prague Public Schools

Preston Public School

Pretty Water Public Schools – Sapulpa

Prue Public Schools

Pryor Public Schools

Purcell Public School District

Putnam City Schools – Warr Acres

Quinton Public Schools

Rattan Public Schools

Ravia Public Schools

Reydon Public Schools

Ringling Public Schools

Ringwood Public Schools

Ripley Public Schools

Robin Hill Public School – Norman

Rock Creek Public Schools – Bokchito

Rocky Mountain School – Stilwell

Roff Public Schools

Roland Public Schools

Rush Springs Public Schools

Ryal Public Schools – Henryetta

S

Salina Public Schools

Sallisaw Public Schools

Sand Springs Public Schools

Sapulpa Public Schools

Sasakwa Public Schools

Savanna Public Schools

Sayre Public Schools

Schulter Public School

Seiling Schools

Seminole Public Schools

Sentinel Public Schools

Sequoyah Public Schools – Claremore

Sharon-Mutual Public Schools – Mutual

Shattuck Public Schools

Shawnee Public Schools

Silo Public Schools – Durant

Skelly Public School – Watts

Skiatook Public Schools

Smithville Public School

Snyder Public Schools

Soper School

South Rock Creek Public School – Shawnee

Spavinaw School

Sperry Public Schools

Spiro Public Schools

Springer Public Schools

Sterling Public Schools

Stidham Public Schools – Eufaula

Stigler Public Schools

Stillwater Public Schools

Stilwell Public Schools

Stonewall Public Schools

Stratford Public Schools

Stringtown Public Schools

Strother Public Schools – Seminole

Stroud Public Schools

Stuart Public Schools

Sulphur Public Schools

Sweetwater Public School

Swink Public Schools

Tahlequah Public Schools

Talihina Public Schools

Taloga Public Schools

Tannehill Public School – McAlester

Tecumseh Public Schools

Temple Public Schools

Tenkiller School – Welling

Texhoma Oklahoma Schools

Thackerville Public Schools

Thomas Fay Custer Unified Schools – Thomas

Timberlake Public Schools – Helena

Tipton Public Schools

Tishomingo Public Schools

Tonkawa Schools

Tulsa Public Schools

Tupelo Public Schools

Turkey Ford Public School – Wyandotte

Turner Public Schools – Burneyville

Turpin Schools

Tushka Public School – Atoka

Tuttle Public Schools

Twin Hills Public School – Okmulgee

Union Public Schools – Tulsa

Union City School

Valliant Public Schools

Vanoss Public Schools – Ada

Velma-Alma Public Schools – Velma

Verden Public Schools

Verdigris Public Schools – Claremore

Vian Public Schools

Vici Public Schools

Vinita Public Schools

Wagoner Public Schools

Wakita Public School

Walters Public Schools

Wanette Public Schools

Warner Public Schools

Washington Public Schools

Watonga Public Schools

Waurika Public Schools

Wayne Public Schools

Waynoka Schools

Weatherford Public Schools

Webbers Falls Public School

Welch Public School

Weleetka Public Schools

Western Heights Public Schools – Oklahoma City

Westville Public School

Wetumka Public Schools

Wewoka Public Schools

Whitebead Schools – Pauls Valley

Whitefield Public Schools

Wickliffe – Salina

Wilburton Public Schools

Wilson Public Schools – Henryetta

Woodall Public Schools – Tahlequah

Woodland Public Schools – Fairfax

Woodward Public Schools

Wright City Public School

Wyandotte Public Schools

Wynnewood Public Schools

Wynona Public Schools

Yale Public Schools

Yarbrough Public School – Goodwell

Yukon Public Schools

Zaneis Public School – Wilson

Zion Public School – Stilwell