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Schools notified this morning of additional cuts

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Oklahoma school districts were notified this morning of additional cuts coming down in this fiscal year, adding another level of budget stress as the schools look to FY 2010.

“We have just been given notices that our budgets have been cut by an additional 10 percent this month,” said Joe Siano, superintendent of Norman Public Schools. “That’s an additional $300,000.”

For Putnam City Public Schools the additional 10 percent cut announced this morning is $438,931, district spokesman Steve Lindley said.

“The concern for any district at this point would be there is really no time to absorb this,” Lindley said.

Districts throughout the state had already cut the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget by around 5 percent this year, and districts are preparing for as much as a 10 percent budget cut next year as the state Legislature nears a budget agreement.

We were notified today that we are down an additional $300,000 for this month,”  Joe Siano said. “

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