As we move into the new school year, it will be critical to monitor State Aid trends. As of 7/27/2020, State Aid calculation sheets have not been posted but comparison numbers have. There will be several different factors that affect State Aid during the coming year, and we will be monitoring them all.
Though we don’t yet have the actual calculation sheets for the state to put the chargeables into context, we do have FY19 and FY20's reported amounts to compare. As the chart below indicates, Oklahoma schools received $28,227,202.01 less in chargeable revenues between 2019 and 2020. We expect this trend to continue. The loss of chargeables will affect State Aid at some time during FY21.
The School Land Commission payments had an early July payment of $8,124,952.00 to state districts. If this had been received as in prior years, the net school land payment would've been $104,415,882.00 or $4,383,906.00 over the 2019 amount. This may indicate that the School Land Commission intends to maintain previous payment rates, and it may have simply been an administrative issue. We will inquire about this to determine the reasoning for the payment outside the normal fiscal year.
Answers to other frequently asked questions about RIFs.
A list of scholarships, contests, grants, events and other important opportunities for educators.
You've done it: you've made it to the second half of the school year! When you think back on all your district's events and causes for celebration thus far, ask yourself: do you consistently inform your stakeholders about the great things going on in your schools, or is all the positive news kept within the school building's walls? If the latter, now might be a good time to re-evaluate your district's communication strategy.