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.
Ransomware is infecting institutions throughout the country, including many here in Oklahoma. School districts are being hit. Lest you think it won’t affect your small or rural school, think again
Hopefully you haven't experienced a serious crisis in your school district and the communication nightmare that can follow if you don't keep your publics informed. But if you have, you know how quickly rumors spread, parents and community members get angry and media is notified.
Another valuable service to member districts: school bond support.
Unfortunately, it’s that time of year when we get to administer end-of-year tests. I know many schools have gone Google and are using Chrome devices in their district. If this is you and you’re wanting to test on your Chrome devices, you can!