Bixby school district ending year 6 days early

Ponca City Now - March 14, 2016 9:42 am

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) – A state budget shortfall has prompted one suburban Tulsa school district to end classes six days earlier in order to save about $100,000.

The Tulsa World reports that Bixby Public Schools is dealing with a $630,000 shortfall and has reduced travel for teachers and students, spent less on supplies and implemented a hiring freeze.

The final day of school in the district will now be May 12.

Earlier this month, state officials announced that the revenue failure for the current fiscal year had worsened. A 4 percent, across-the-board cut was added to a previously announced 3 percent cut for all state-appropriated agencies.

Common education was cut by $46.7 million in December, and an additional $62.3 million was slashed this month.


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