• Broken Arrow approves millions in education cuts during Monday meeting

    By: Farron Salley


    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • Broken Arrow is making huge cuts for the district.
    • Educators passed the cuts Monday.
    • They approved over $7 million in cuts.


    Broken Arrow leaders met Monday to discuss budget cuts for the city's school district.

    Education leaders met at 6 p.m. Monday for their regular board meeting.

    During the meeting, they approved $7.3 million in proposed cuts for the school district.

    Officials say they want to make the following cuts:

    • Staff travel- $250,000
    • Energy savings- $300,000
    • Printing cuts- $110,000
    • Reduce central office, including four positions- $1 million
    • Eliminate school-funded field trips- $80,000
    • Reduce textbooks- $250,000
    • Reduce transportation costs, including the eliminating pick-up services for students within 1.5 miles of school, except special education and homeless students- $200,000
    • Reduce site administration- $150,000
    • Eliminate employee stipends- $2.5 million
    • Increase class sizes by 1, eliminating 20 teacher positions through attrition
    • Reduce co-curricular programs- $200,000
    • Reduce 20 support staff positions through attrition- $500,000
    • Reduce instructional programs- $850,000


    Broken Arrow parents gave feedback on the cuts Tuesday.



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