Oklahoma Governor’s Budget Proposal, State of the State Address
During her State of the State address in February, Governor Fallin released her . It addresses a $300 million shortfall and would strengthen partnerships between schools and local business, increase the number of credentials and certificates awarded in high-demand fields, and finalize the Oklahoma Academic Standards.
The budget proposal would provide $2.5 billion to K-12 education, a 1 percent increase, and $138.7 million to Career Technology Education (no change). Reflecting the 6.25 percent cut to many agency budgets, the Office of Education Quality and Accountability would receive $1.8 million for 2015-16. The proposal maintains funding to Regents for Higher Education at $987.5 million.