July 31, 2021

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.

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From The Oklahoman:

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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See Also: OKC Public Schools Budget Information Page

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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