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Budget Briefing: Officials Predict Flat Funding for Schools

In the news this morning:

School Funding Predicted to be Flat “The state’s budget for common education likely will be flat this year, and for many school districts, that amounts to a reduction, lawmakers said Thursday.” (tulsaworld.com)

Oklahoma Finds More Savings in Information Technology Consolidation Than Expected, Legislative Panel Learns “Oklahoma is saving nearly $1 million a year just by buying one virus protection software product from one vendor instead of previously buying various products from several vendors, the state’s chief information officer says.” (newsok.com)

State Cuts Back on Pre-K funding “After years of leading the nation in access to prekindergarten programs for 4-year-olds, Oklahoma has fallen to second and rolled back its funding levels to what it was a decade ago, according to a national report.” (tulsaworld.com)

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