The Guthrie Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Committee is collaborating with area churches in helping to Stuff the Bus for students, who are preparing for the first day of school on Aug. 19.
Midyear cut level reduction leaves $140.8M available for allocation
OKLAHOMA CITY – June General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections missed the estimate by 12.6 percent, causing total Fiscal Year 2016 collections to end the year $541.3 million, or 9.4 percent, short of the estimate.
Voters in Logan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the August 23 City of Guthrie, Crescent Public School, and Deer Creek Special Election and Runoff Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until […]
Friday, July 29, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 23 City of Guthrie, Crescent Public School, Deer Creek Public School Special Election and Runoff Primary Election, Logan County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said today.
Langston University attended inaugural convening of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program in Washington, D.C.
Representatives from Langston University attended the inaugural convening of the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program yesterday in Washington D.C., which allows incarcerated students to receive federal Pell Grant funding for postsecondary education. Last month, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 69 selected colleges and universities that will provide postsecondary education to nearly 12,000 students in more […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced Stanley L. Evans to the board of trustee for Langston University at Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The appointment has been confirmed by the state Senate.
Updated on June 22, 2016 — BOE approves to reduce minimum contract days for school staff Guthrie Public Schools will hold a special meeting next week to hear a recommendation on the reduction of contract days for all school staff members.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The State Department of Education announced on Tuesday a revenue shortfall of $16.3 million to the Common Education Technology Revolving Fund. This is one of six revenue sources used to make up the state appropriation for Fiscal Year 2016 to the State Aid Funding Formula.
Oklahoma Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman and Senate Appropriations & Budget Committee Chairman Clark Jolley said they were surprised by comments from Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister in her news release regarding school textbook funding.
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 10, 2016) – The State Board of Education today approved $38.2 million in mandated cuts to a line item called Support of Public School Activities. Also known as the Public School Activities Fund, its appropriation was reduced from $130 million last year to $92 million for Fiscal Year 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The state Legislature’s elimination of all funds designated for school textbooks has forced the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to recommend a one-year delay of textbook selection. Although $33 million was appropriated for textbooks in Fiscal Year 2016, legislators zeroed out the line item for the next fiscal year, which begins July […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 31, 2016) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today praised legislators for passing and Gov. Mary Fallin for signing a total of 7 bills that emerged from the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) Teacher Shortage Task Force.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released its annual State of Preschool 2015 report, which ranked Oklahoma fourth in the nation in preschool access for 4-year-olds. While Oklahoma maintained its ranking from the previous school year, the state fell from 26th to 28th in state funding.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made commented last week after the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education issued a joint directive regarding bathrooms in public schools and use by transgender students:
OKLAHOMA CITY – House leaders today unanimously passed a bill that eliminates the requirement to use student academic growth in Oklahoma’s teacher evaluation system. House Bill 2957, which is estimated to save Oklahoma school districts millions of dollars and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) more than $500,000, has been sent to the Governor’s […]
STILLWATER, Okla. – State skills contest winners from Meridian Technology Center are getting ready to go from the classroom to the convention hall as they head for national competitions in the upcoming months.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin recognized the teachers, staff, students and parents of 36 schools, including Guthrie Public Schools, for their efforts to improve their school grades in Oklahoma’s A-F School Report Card. The schools were presented with the Governor’s Spotlight on Academic Achievement Award. Recognized schools included elementary, middle, junior and high schools. “This […]
Aliyah Allison of Guthrie is one of nearly 265 students who will be recognized for completing career and technical training at Meridian Technology Center during the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. Graduation will be held May 19 at the Wes Watkins Center at OSU.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Nearly 265 students from Meridian Technology Center will be recognized for completing their training during the school’s upcoming graduation.
Assuming the State of Oklahoma does have any additional budget failures, the Guthrie school district is expected to see a reduction of $1.5 million in funding for the next school year. Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson addressed the state funding crisis and its impact on the school district at Monday evening’s Board of Education meeting.
In January, in this column and through district email, I described the financial problems ahead for not only our district but also the state. On Monday night I presented the facts to the Board of Education detailing where we are financially, how we got there and also how we can weather what I’ve called the […]