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 talk to school leaders about how powerful a tool social media can be for engaging parents and their communities at large, common responses I hear are that they don’t want to open themselves up for even more criticism and that social media is more trouble than it’s worth.
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.
Recently, a guidance package was released by the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to help schools prevent and eliminate peer-to-peer sexual harassment and sexual violence, comply with Title IX sex discrimination prohibitions and create a positive school climate.
Earlier this month, the SDE put out its FAQ on medical marijuana. It’s a helpful resource, providing links to statutes and other pertinent information to assist schools in decision- and policy-making.