February 3, 2015

$16.3 Million Shift In Funding Boost Some Districts, Hurts Others

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Nate Robson

Nate Robson

EDUCATION WATCH BLOG
Feb. 3, 2015

Several Oklahoma school districts will see a boost in state aid while others will get less than expected this week after the state redistributed $16.4 million in property taxes due to an incorrect formula used to distribute the money to districts.

Oklahoma City Public Schools will see the largest increase with an additional $2.3 million in tax revenue awarded. That is a 2 percent increase from the original mid-year projection.

The formula has been improperly applied since a change was made in 1992, according to the department.

While no districts had to give money back, some districts will receive less state aid than they had budgeted for.

The state withheld $20 million in preparation for the redistribution, but only $16.4 million was affected by the formula error.

Jason James, superintendent of Alex Public Schools in Alex, Okla., said that while his district will get $309, that’s about $7,624 less than expected. The district will make that up due to an increase in tax revenue this year.

James said discovering the mistake next year, when his district expects to lose revenue due to low oil and gas prices, could have been devastating.

“We probably would have had to cut someone’s job mid-year to make that up,” James said.

The state aid formula is used to allocate property tax revenue to districts throughout the school year. Funding is doled out at the beginning of the school year using estimates based on enrollment data from the previous school year. The mid-year adjustment is made once up-to-date enrollment data is made available.

The formula affects revenue collected from agriculture and commercial personal property taxes.

Phil Bacharach added districts are free to use the money as they want.

Use the chart below to see how much money school districts will get under the adjustment.

School District Mid-Year Tax Adjustments

This table shows how much money school districts will get after the state Department of Education revised the formula used to dole out property tax revenue to districts. The state confirmed that many districts were not getting the correct amounts because the wrong formula was used. Click on a column heading to re-order the table; search by district or county.
DistrictCountyAmount Gain in Redistribution
Oklahoma CityOklahoma$2,318,925
Western HeightsOklahoma$1,173,999
Putnam CityOklahoma$1,014,198
Ponca CityKay$968,980
EdmondOklahoma$939,340
Midwest City-Del CityOklahoma$615,548
EnidGarfield$451,711
BartlesvilleWashington$281,541
MooreCleveland$259,353
GuymonTexas$256,204
MuskogeeMuskogee$231,205
ArdmoreCarter$205,233
Pioneer-Pleasant ValeGarfield$204,469
Crooked OakOklahoma$191,045
NormanCleveland$174,969
Broken ArrowTulsa$160,461
ChisholmGarfield$159,013
ClintonCuster$147,412
ShawneePottawatomie$140,420
BlackwellKay$136,526
Kremlin-HillsdaleGarfield$136,268
SentinelWashita$134,778
North Rock CreekPottawatomie$131,608
YukonCanadian$129,227
CushingPayne$123,831
DurantBryan$123,177
MustangCanadian$110,489
MillwoodOklahoma$102,356
Deer CreekOklahoma$101,875
Elk CityBeckham$92,819
McalesterPittsburg$92,115
Burns Flat-Dill CityWashita$91,251
HookerTexas$87,837
CordellWashita$83,579
TonkawaKay$80,267
SapulpaCreek$79,441
Covington-DouglasGarfield$74,557
TulsaTulsa$73,981
Caney ValleyWashington$72,715
CoalgateCoal$72,443
MiamiOttawa$69,630
MerrittBeckham$69,363
AdaPontotoc$64,448
SayreBeckham$64,443
BuffaloHarper$64,396
KrebsPittsburg$62,790
DarlingtonCanadian$61,757
CanuteWashita$61,502
CommerceOttawa$59,897
LaverneHarper$56,077
QuapawOttawa$54,008
HintonCaddo$52,709
CrutchoOklahoma$52,564
WaukomisGarfield$52,154
DicksonCarter$51,521
CrowderPittsburg$49,733
StillwaterPayne$48,035
HaywoodPittsburg$47,618
PadenOkfuskee$46,443
TurpinBeaver$45,967
GarberGarfield$45,254
Mountain View-GoteboKiowa$44,841
Boone-ApacheCaddo$42,855
IndianolaPittsburg$42,302
CacheComanche$41,105
Choctaw-Nicoma ParkOklahoma$40,913
LawtonComanche$39,592
HobartKiowa$39,330
DeweyWashington$38,042
OkmulgeeOkmulgee$35,342
BeaverBeaver$35,263
QuintonPittsburg$35,081
StuartHughes$34,680
Binger-OneyCaddo$34,457
Boise CityCimarron$34,336
YarbroughTexas$33,843
HilldaleMuskogee$33,412
HardestyTexas$32,451
PlainviewCarter$32,104
DrummondGarfield$31,686
TannehillPittsburg$31,665
HarrahOklahoma$31,222
GoodwellTexas$30,713
NewkirkKay$30,091
WyandotteOttawa$29,087
OkemahOkfuskee$28,890
MincoGrady$27,810
HartshornePittsburg$27,455
Mill CreekJohnston$27,085
DavisMurray$26,748
Frink-ChambersPittsburg$25,987
CarnegieCaddo$25,087
TyroneTexas$25,010
HaileyvillePittsburg$24,952
El RenoCanadian$24,816
PragueLincoln$24,219
MangumGreer$23,486
TexhomaTexas$23,417
GroveDelaware$23,127
KieferCreek$22,955
ShattuckEllis$22,931
KellyvilleCreek$22,446
Osage HillsOsage$21,573
FoxCarter$21,355
BristowCreek$21,008
JonesOklahoma$20,331
VinitaCraig$20,121
OptimaTexas$20,027
ChandlerLincoln$19,977
SeminoleSeminole$19,794
StilwellAdair$19,748
ThackervilleLove$19,489
LutherOklahoma$19,478
HenryettaOkmulgee$19,410
StrotherSeminole$19,383
CanadianPittsburg$19,288
NobleCleveland$19,044
FairlandOttawa$18,920
GearyBlaine$18,858
Fort GibsonMuskogee$18,617
MariettaLove$18,608
CowetaWagoner$18,535
WagonerWagoner$17,992
TurnerLove$17,651
Deer Creek-LamontGrant$17,646
Union CityCanadian$17,577
ByngPontotoc$17,302
HennesseyKingfisher$16,968
PiedmontCanadian$16,886
Hydro-EaklyCaddo$16,690
WeatherfordCuster$16,288
FreedomWoods$16,270
AnadarkoCaddo$16,107
BeggsOkmulgee$16,103
SpringerCarter$16,068
SkiatookTulsa$16,037
BarnsdallOsage$15,763
WoodlandOsage$15,688
OkarcheKingfisher$15,550
SavannaPittsburg$15,503
CherokeeAlfalfa$15,381
DepewCreek$15,318
FrederickTillman$15,224
UnionTulsa$14,989
LattaPontotoc$14,765
HealdtonCarter$14,324
GraniteGreer$14,190
TecumsehPottawatomie$14,048
Perkins-TryonPayne$14,030
TishomingoJohnston$13,917
MannfordCreek$13,621
ElginComanche$13,036
KeyesCimarron$12,973
PawhuskaOsage$12,891
CaleraBryan$12,769
SulphurMurray$12,759
RipleyPayne$11,822
ForganBeaver$11,765
PawneePawnee$11,407
MannsvilleJohnston$11,381
ClevelandPawnee$11,281
WaurikaJefferson$11,210
McloudPottawatomie$11,204
Lone GroveCarter$11,201
FeltCimarron$11,165
RoffPontotoc$11,132
Allen-BowdenCreek$11,125
HaskellMuskogee$11,090
NowataNowata$10,925
WeleetkaOkfuskee$10,802
WoodwardWoodward$10,741
ColbertBryan$10,705
JenksTulsa$10,635
SiloBryan$10,543
BethelPottawatomie$10,351
EarlsboroPottawatomie$10,341
GrovePottawatomie$10,213
WellstonLincoln$9,584
CatoosaRogers$9,262
DavenportLincoln$9,114
RinglingJefferson$9,105
WestvilleAdair$8,939
AchilleBryan$8,911
CementCaddo$8,845
PittsburgPittsburg$8,824
CimarronMajor$8,782
HollisHarmon$8,661
HominyOsage$8,516
DrumrightCreek$8,295
Aline-CleoMajor$8,248
OwassoTulsa$8,195
WattsAdair$8,138
AftonOttawa$8,125
Lookeba SicklesCaddo$8,010
Oklahoma UnionNowata$7,876
JayDelaware$7,855
Porter ConsolidatedWagoner$7,843
SnyderKiowa$7,787
ColemanJohnston$7,468
DalePottawatomie$7,410
VerdenGrady$7,377
BethanyOklahoma$7,298
WewokaSeminole$7,008
WilsonCarter$6,831
CyrilCaddo$6,821
AndersonOsage$6,815
South Rock CreekPottawatomie$6,736
StonewallPontotoc$6,729
OliveCreek$6,722
Sand SpringsTulsa$6,640
KonawaSeminole$6,337
MoundsCreek$6,315
Fort Cobb-BroxtonCaddo$6,171
PeckhamKay$6,161
CopanWashington$6,102
BeardenOkfuskee$6,061
LexingtonCleveland$6,043
VarnumSeminole$5,970
GracemontCaddo$5,961
TupeloCoal$5,855
ErickBeckham$5,782
MasonOkfuskee$5,611
Rock CreekBryan$5,584
Webbers FallsMuskogee$5,324
SasakwaSeminole$5,324
GlencoePayne$5,320
New LimaSeminole$5,317
MorrisOkmulgee$5,198
BixbyTulsa$5,180
CottonwoodCoal$5,116
BenningtonBryan$5,101
CarneyLincoln$4,970
SperryTulsa$4,829
GageEllis$4,783
Little AxeCleveland$4,700
MeekerLincoln$4,696
MacombPottawatomie$4,695
ShidlerOsage$4,680
WanettePottawatomie$4,655
WelchCraig$4,348
PrueOsage$4,319
Pretty WaterCreek$4,062
CaddoBryan$3,882
VanossPontotoc$3,850
RyanJefferson$3,739
ClaremoreRogers$3,721
Epic One On One Charter SchoolOklahoma$3,702
AsherPottawatomie$3,697
TiptonTillman$3,636
MaudPottawatomie$3,633
AltusJackson$3,603
South CoffeyvilleNowata$3,561
DuncanStephens$3,549
TahlequahCherokee$3,477
WarnerMuskogee$3,477
ChattanoogaComanche$3,442
GrandfieldTillman$3,333
AllenPontotoc$3,263
AgraLincoln$3,257
GuthrieLogan$3,190
YalePayne$3,182
Twin HillsOkmulgee$3,162
KetchumCraig$3,113
GreenvilleLove$3,078
MaryettaAdair$2,769
ZaneisCarter$2,760
WaltersCotton$2,672
GypsyCreek$2,641
ViciDewey$2,608
OkayWagoner$2,585
Lone StarCreek$2,498
ComancheStephens$2,498
PryorMayes$2,488
MorrisonNoble$2,473
ChickashaGrady$2,451
CollinsvilleTulsa$2,439
GlenpoolTulsa$2,428
ColcordDelaware$2,351
BowringOsage$2,328
AvantOsage$2,316
PoteauLe Flore$2,306
Lone WolfKiowa$2,291
KansasDelaware$2,258
Big PastureCotton$2,240
WynonaOsage$2,187
White OakCraig$2,176
DahlonegahAdair$2,173
Oklahoma Virtual Charter AcadOklahoma$2,144
PrestonOkmulgee$2,129
Flower MoundComanche$2,107
OktahaMuskogee$2,080
RaviaJohnston$2,060
MccordOsage$2,054
OiltonCreek$2,045
TempleCotton$1,997
SallisawSequoyah$1,975
DavidsonTillman$1,970
BishopComanche$1,907
BowlegsSeminole$1,853
WapanuckaJohnston$1,850
PorumMuskogee$1,840
Graham-DustinOkfuskee$1,834
MoseleyDelaware$1,832
MadillMarshall$1,755
BlanchardMcclain$1,751
FletcherComanche$1,723
NewcastleMcclain$1,713
Turkey FordOttawa$1,706
ZionAdair$1,682
Locust GroveMayes$1,669
Broken BowMccurtain$1,637
Oologah-TalalaRogers$1,629
ChecotahMcintosh$1,581
TerralJefferson$1,571
LibertyTulsa$1,566
TuttleGrady$1,560
MuldrowSequoyah$1,526
BluejacketCraig$1,500
MilburnJohnston$1,462
PeavineAdair$1,457
White RockLincoln$1,425
SterlingComanche$1,419
PurcellMcclain$1,393
InolaRogers$1,389
KingfisherKingfisher$1,363
MarlowStephens$1,359
Bridge CreekGrady$1,355
Pauls ValleyGarvin$1,325
StiglerHaskell$1,319
SchulterOkmulgee$1,296
EufaulaMcintosh$1,263
IdabelMccurtain$1,260
SequoyahRogers$1,225
WilsonOkmulgee$1,199
KingstonMarshall$1,180
LindsayGarvin$1,157
HugoChoctaw$1,151
ChelseaRogers$1,138
HoldenvilleHughes$1,132
SpiroLe Flore$1,118
RolandSequoyah$1,102
VerdigrisRogers$1,085
CoyleLogan$1,080
BerryhillTulsa$1,075
HeavenerLe Flore$1,061
JenningsPawnee$1,048
PerryNoble$1,037
Chouteau-MazieMayes$1,031
AntlersPushmataha$1,021
DewarOkmulgee$1,018
Oak GrovePayne$1,010
AtokaAtoka$1,009
BlairJackson$991
VianSequoyah$945
AdairMayes$928
Pleasant GrovePottawatomie$923
Discovery Schools Of TulsaTulsa$923
MidwayMcintosh$922
KeystoneTulsa$901
ValliantMccurtain$894
ArnettEllis$878
WilburtonLatimer$873
Astec ChartersOklahoma$862
WashingtonMcclain$854
Oklahoma Connections AcademyOklahoma$839
FairviewMajor$832
GeronimoComanche$816
KeysCherokee$810
LeachDelaware$805
Velma-AlmaStephens$803
WainwrightMuskogee$798
SalinaMayes$785
Robin HillCleveland$782
PocolaLe Flore$760
Rocky MountainAdair$750
BraggsMuskogee$747
WatongaBlaine$740
StratfordGarvin$720
Cave SpringsAdair$702
HaworthMccurtain$697
PanamaLe Flore$681
GreasyAdair$678
Okc Charter: Santa Fe South HsOklahoma$641
Grand ViewCherokee$633
JusticeSeminole$632
DukeJackson$629
DibbleMcclain$626
TalihinaLe Flore$621
CrescentLogan$607
GoreSequoyah$604
MoorelandWoodward$599
HulbertCherokee$596
RattanPushmataha$591
FoyilRogers$591
Thomas-Fay-Custer Unified DistCuster$581
WisterLe Flore$566
Elmore City-PernellGarvin$558
Rush SpringsGrady$551
HoweLe Flore$537
WayneMcclain$530
NinnekahGrady$527
Central HighStephens$525
EmpireStephens$521
SeilingDewey$519
ClaytonPushmataha$515
Okc Charter: Seeworth AcademyOklahoma$513
BriggsCherokee$506
Santa Fe South Es (Charter)Oklahoma$505
Okc Charter: Dove Science AcadOklahoma$500
WetumkaHughes$495
CentralSequoyah$493
CantonBlaine$479
Amber-PocassetGrady$478
Arapaho-ButlerCuster$473
PioneerGrady$471
WoodallCherokee$468
Oaks-MissionDelaware$461
RingwoodMajor$458
KeotaHaskell$453
TushkaAtoka$451
Justus-TiawahRogers$446
CashionKingfisher$445
BoswellChoctaw$444
Wright CityMccurtain$441
Fort TowsonChoctaw$433
Okc Charter: Harding CharterOklahoma$431
GansSequoyah$431
IndiahomaComanche$428
NavajoJackson$413
EldoradoJackson$408
ArkomaLe Flore$404
OkeeneBlaine$397
SoperChoctaw$395
SmithvilleMccurtain$395
Okc Charter: Santa Fe South MsOklahoma$393
Tulsa Charter: Lighthouse AcadTulsa$391
WhitebeadGarvin$384
BrushySequoyah$381
BelfonteSequoyah$380
BattiestMccurtain$368
MaysvilleGarvin$367
Sharon-MutualWoodward$367
MoffettSequoyah$358
LukfataMccurtain$355
LaneAtoka$350
TenkillerCherokee$345
MossHughes$326
Tulsa Charter: Kipp TulsaTulsa$322
Okc Charter: Hupfeld/W VillageOklahoma$320
CameronLe Flore$319
Okc Charter: Harding Fine ArtsOklahoma$318
AlexGrady$309
EagletownMccurtain$306
WhitesboroLe Flore$305
HodgenLe Flore$292
Okc Charter: Dove Science EsOklahoma$290
PeggsCherokee$288
John W Rex Charter ElementaryOklahoma$287
Okc Charter: Independence MsOklahoma$286
LomegaKingfisher$285
DenisonMccurtain$283
Red OakLatimer$282
StringtownAtoka$279
PaoliGarvin$273
Tulsa Charter: Schl Arts/Sci.Tulsa$272
MccurtainHaskell$269
LibertySequoyah$269
HarmonyAtoka$268
Deborah Brown (Charter)Tulsa$260
CaneyAtoka$259
FriendGrady$256
Holly CreekMccurtain$256
MoyersPushmataha$254
Okc Charter: Kipp Reach Coll.Oklahoma$250
GrantChoctaw$246
Le FloreLe Flore$242
NorwoodCherokee$230
BokosheLe Flore$226
SwinkChoctaw$218
Insight School Of OklahomaOklahoma$213
DoverKingfisher$211
PanolaLatimer$210
Forest GroveMccurtain$208
KintaHaskell$205
MiddlebergGrady$201
Shady GroveCherokee$190
KenwoodDelaware$190
OlusteeJackson$189
OsageMayes$187
Buffalo ValleyLatimer$183
LowreyCherokee$170
GrandviewStephens$163
WickliffeMayes$151
Shady PointLe Flore$150
TuskahomaPushmataha$147
Marble CitySequoyah$143
WhitefieldHaskell$137
HannaMcintosh$132
MonroeLe Flore$129
StidhamMcintosh$126
SpavinawMayes$118
AlbionPushmataha$110
Cherokee Immersion Charter SchCherokee$109
Okc Charter: Harper AcademyOklahoma$102
Sankofa Middle Schl (Charter)Tulsa$101
GloverMccurtain$98
RyalMcintosh$91
FanshaweLe Flore$77
NashobaPushmataha$74
Alexis Rainbow (Charter)Oklahoma$59
ByarsMcclain$44
BurlingtonAlfalfa$0
TimberlakeAlfalfa$0
BalkoBeaver$0
RiversideCanadian$0
BannerCanadian$0
MapleCanadian$0
CalumetCanadian$0
CleoraDelaware$0
TalogaDewey$0
FargoEllis$0
WynnewoodGarvin$0
MedfordGrant$0
Pond Creek-HunterGrant$0
CalvinHughes$0
KildareKay$0
StroudLincoln$0
Mulhall-OrlandoLogan$0
BillingsNoble$0
FrontierNoble$0
OakdaleOklahoma$0
KiowaPittsburg$0
LeedeyRoger Mills$0
ReydonRoger Mills$0
CheyenneRoger Mills$0
SweetwaterRoger Mills$0
HammonRoger Mills$0
ButnerSeminole$0
Bray-DoyleStephens$0
StraightTexas$0
AlvaWoods$0
WaynokaWoods$0
Fort SupplyWoodward$0

Nate Robson can be reached at nrobson@oklahomawatch.org


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