The Norman Transcript

October 26, 2012

Board approves $289M increase

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved a $2.3 billion budget request from Oklahoma lawmakers that includes additional funding for teacher pay raises.

The board approved the budget request Thursday for lawmakers to consider as they craft a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The request represents a $289 million increase over the funding levels for the current fiscal year.

The budget includes a request for $235 million more in state aid to schools that could be used to fund teacher pay increases.

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