Last week's Oklahoma State Board of Equalization meeting included a helpful flowchart that showed how revenues are collected in Oklahoma and their disbursement path to various entities. OMES created this particular flow chart and sent us a copy so that you could actually see how the revenue moves within the state. There were some interesting facts that we can glean from this flowchart.
1. The Oklahoma Tax Commission plans to collect $9,810,859,307.00.
2. The state pays out $782,000,000 in off-the-top revenue.
3. The state apportions out $2,900,000,000.
4. The state General Fund then receives $6,500,000,000.
5. The state pays out $651,000,000 for roads and OHLAP.
6. This leaves a net of $5,854,386,815.00 in the state General Fund for overall disbursement.
7. This will leave approximately $349,000,000 to go into the Rainy Day Fund.
When I was little, my dad spent time working at McDonnell Douglas in Tulsa. If I remember right, he worked on a lot of different things, but what always excited me the most was that he worked on the engine for the F-15 Eagle fighter jet.
How to use intelligent home assistants in the classroom. I don't know if you're as obsessed with gadgets and technology as I am, but sometimes I stop and think I'm living in the future. Give me a flying car, and I could be George Jetson himself!
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.
As our political process recently played out on both national and state levels, there are even MORE questions surrounding the future of EDUCATION. And while I have to trust priority issues (currently low compensation for educators) will be addressed and effectively dealt with, I thought I would share a recently-posted article by Express Employment Professionals.