Okla. Bd. of Education to request $2.5B budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved a $2.5 billion budget request for fiscal year 2015 budget for the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Janet Barresi, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved a $2.5 billion budget request for fiscal year 2015 budget for the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

The request approved Tuesday is an increase of $174.9 million over the current budget and will be presented to the state Legislature when it convenes in February.

The request includes an $81.4 million increase for schools as part of a total of $1.9 billion in the schools' State Aid Funding Formula. State Superintendent Janet Barresi urged schools to use part of the additional funding to increase teacher pay.

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