Budget Crisis: Oklahoma City Public Schools Cut Entire Library Media Budget
From KGOU Radio:
Oklahoma City Public Schools released a more detailed breakdown of its massive budget cuts Thursday afternoon, showing specifically how cuts could affect students this school year.
The district’s fine arts budget will be slashed by 50 percent. The entire library media budget will be eliminated, which will impact the purchase of new resources for all schools.
Library media budgets, meanwhile, will be eliminated altogether at a savings to the district of $206,000.
For Eugene Field Elementary School Principal Paige Bressman, it means students will have to make do without $10,633 allocated last year for library.
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