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Oklahoma Education Board Approves $289 Million Budget Request Hike
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- 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 on Thursday approved the budget request 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 hikes. Other areas targeted for large increases include $23 million more to help districts pay for benefits, $13 million to implement school reforms and a $6.5 million boost for administrative and support functions.
Lawmakers will consider the budget request after they convene in February.
Posted: Friday, October 26 2012, 03:56 AM CDT
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Hospitals treat more than 200 after Okla. tornado
May 21, 2013 17:11 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including over 70 children, since a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb.
Dozens of patients remained hospitalized Tuesday following Monday's tornado.
Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) says Integris Southwest Medical Center has seen 90 patients, including five children who have been released. About 20 people remain hospitalized there.
OU Medical Center spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says his hospital has treated 89 people, including 59 children. Sixteen patients, including 10 kids, remain hospitalized Tuesday. He said four other adults were treated after Sunday's storms and also remained hospitalized.
St. Anthony Hospital spokeswoman Sandra Payne says her hospital and two regional facilities have seen 36 patients, including 14 children. Three children were transferred elsewhere. All other patients there were being released.
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