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The End of the Legislative Session and The Wait for the Ed Budget

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June 1, 2016

As I write this today, we are exactly three hours and twenty eight minutes from the official deadline for the legislature to gavel session closed. This has been a rollercoaster ride of the first magnitude. We believe that we will have you numbers for preliminary use by the time the newsletter comes out. We believe the State Aid will be very significantly affected by WADM and the chargeables. Please remember that the cuts in that are in the activity account are also called line items for items such as textbooks, professional development, etc. This will have to be decided by the State Board of Education and won’t be available until the budget is published. The final allocations for next year and the total receipts will be completed during the June Excise Board meetings, and we will be reporting on those events.

We will be sending out the final finance materials for FY16, which will be similar to our Redline Reports for legislation. The plan is to send this electronically so you have a spreadsheet copy for future use. We will send out a notification prior to the publishing of this report. If we can help in any manner please don’t hesitate to call. I can always be contacted by cell phone at (405) 368-9048.

About the Author

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Andy Evans

Director, Finance

Andy serves as the Director of Finance for the OPSRC.  In this role, he provides help in financial and business-related areas for schools. This includes budgets, managing cash flow, Estimate of Needs, federal programs and general service to aid in the effective use of district resources. Additionally, Andy serves as a resource in customizing budget spreadsheets, projection sheets, and other financial tools essential to administrators in maintaining their district’s financial health.

Andy is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Sciences and a Master’s in Education Administration. Andy has served as superintendent at Mountain View-Gotebo and the Prague school districts.

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