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Oklahoma Superintendents: No More Funding Cuts To Schools

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With the state facing an estimated $1.3 billion shortfall, there will be deep cuts.  

Leaders of Oklahoma’s two largest school districts met Tuesday with lawmakers asking to be spared. 

“All told, Oklahoma City is going to cut $30 million, and that is conservative at this point,” Oklahoma City School superintendent Rob Neu said. “When we started it was 15; then it went to 18; then it went to 22; then 25; now 30. When is it going to stop?”

Neu said the district has weathered too many cuts as it is, and any more could lead to something drastic like a shortened school calendar to save money. 

Even with additional cuts though, Neu said he will not even consider going to a four-day work week. 

He said too many students rely on that fifth day, not just for their education, but for a healthy meal.

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