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.