Oklahoma schools are seeing an influx of federal coronavirus relief dollars to help students recover from educational disruptions amid the pandemic. 

The latest allocation, made through the American Rescue Plan, was nearly $1.5 billion for K-12 schools. Combined with previous packages under the CARES Act, Oklahoma schools have been given more than $2 billion. 

The funds are significant enough for districts to invest in ambitious programs. Because the dollars were awarded based on Title I funding, schools serving the most low-income children receive more. 

School districts are tasked with using the funds to address the impacts of COVID-19 on students, including meeting their social, emotional, mental health and academic needs. Extended learning programs, like after-school and summer and early childhood programs, are a critical piece. And, the federal government says the funds should be used to invest in staff and avoid layoffs. 

District leaders are already planning and implementing new programs. 

There’s also a coordinated effort underway by the National Parents Union, a network of advocacy groups focusing on education, to ensure those leaders listen to and value parents’ input while making these decisions. 

“We could really innovate and do something special. We have the resources and time to do it,” said Keri Rodrigues, president of the National Parents Union. 

“And parents want to do it. The fear factor is very high because we’re very concerned about the long-term impact this is going to have on our kids, and we’re willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with educators.”

Teachers should be asking parents questions, she said, and districts should be including students, parents and community members on teams tasked with developing programs. 

Having community buy-in and collaboration could pay off in the future, too, if districts want to keep successful programs after the federal relief funds are spent, she said. “Because it’s the community that elects the people who fund these programs,” Rodrigues said. 

Oklahoma Watch spoke with four school district leaders about the challenges COVID-19 presented and how they’re investing the federal relief funds. 

They are: 

• Robert Romines, superintendent of Moore Public Schools, which has been allotted more than $33 million for 23,390 students; 

• Steven Stefanick, superintendent and principal of Harding Charter Preparatory High School, which has been allotted nearly $900,000 for 524 students; 

• Victor Salcedo, superintendent of Vian Public School, which has been allotted more than $4.3 million for 809 students; 

• Jorge Robles, chief finance and operations officer at Tulsa Public Schools, which has been allotted more than $205 million for 32,569 students. 

Answers have been edited for length and clarity. 

Question: What are the COVID-19 related challenges students and staff in your schools are facing now? 

Robert Romines Credit: Courtesy of Robert Romines

Romines (Moore): Our biggest challenges have been leading up to the first day of school and continued navigation through the health crisis to safeguard the health and safety of our students and staff. We remain vigilant with mitigation efforts and focused on finishing strong to provide students with a quality education and memorable end-of-year activities (such as prom, graduation, award recognitions, and Super Kids Day).

Stefanick (Harding): The ability to follow the social distancing guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control in classrooms, but also providing in-person instruction for all students. (Harding Charter Preparatory re-opened for in-person instruction April 6, one of the last state schools to do so.) 

Salcedo (Vian): Right now, we’re still wearing masks at school (for fourth grade and up). We are still maintaining social distancing. Is it challenging? A little bit because it’s warmer now and kids don’t want to have their masks on, but for the most part, everybody’s done a pretty good job. 

Robles (Tulsa): Safety protocols make it at times challenging — to teach while wearing a mask and social distancing. They (teachers and staff) are doing a tremendous job navigating through that and keeping themselves and our kids safe but it’s a change. They’re also having to support students in different ways. Some students remain in distance learning. Others are in-person. From a planning perspective and adjusting, how do you support the two? It’s something they continue to deal with. 

Q: How has your district spent federal relief funds so far? 

Romines (Moore): We have utilized the funds to fill deficits due to budget cuts. We allocated a significant portion to providing multiple learning options for students and much-needed technology (one-to-one devices for students in seventh through 12th grades, WiFi, software for our students and teachers.) We were able to maintain existing staffing positions to maintain lower class sizes for social distancing.

Steven Stefanick

Stefanick (Harding):  Harding Charter Preparatory has spent the federal relief funds on laptops for each student during distance learning, Edgenuity (an online learning platform) for our families that chose a 100% virtual option all school year, updating the building HVAC for air quality and water fountains to touchless models, PPE supplies, extending summer school for loss of instruction, and professional development for educators.

Salcedo (Vian): Personnel, and we also bought technology. Technology-wise we had to catch up because we had so many kids going virtual. We provided a Chromebook and a hotspot for all the kids who needed one because we were going to an AB schedule. During the time when they’re at home, they still need to do their lessons. 

Robles (Tulsa): We have done a lot of investment in air quality, essentially making sure that our systems are able to bring in fresh air. We’ve upgraded all our air filters at every school. The work on air quality is something as a district we have been doing for some time and since the pandemic started, we have accelerated a lot of the work. The stimulus dollars have helped us complete that successfully. We’ve done a lot of other upgrades such as touchless water bottle fillers and replacing windows.

Q: What specific programs or items are you planning to purchase with the incoming federal relief funds?

Romines (Moore): We will address educational deficiencies with remediation, increase and improve technology, and build upon our current initiatives of providing mental and emotional health and physical health professionals for our students and staff.

Stefanick (Harding): The focus will be on remediation for the loss of instruction and credit recovery. Summer school has been expanded to be the entire month of June and is open and free for all students. Students will be working on a learning platform with teachers in math, science, history, English, and world language. Summer school will also include free breakfast and lunch for all students.

Victor Salcedo

Salcedo (Vian): We’re looking to develop a virtual curriculum, more than what we had this year, and to staff that with teachers and staff just for virtual setting kids. That way we can provide more of a one-on-one resource for the kids and parents. We are in a very diverse and low economic area. So we’re trying to provide more of a resource for parents. We’re also going to continue tutoring and do summer school to get some of our kids caught up that are behind or are struggling. Even the kids who are on task, if they want to come in and get more enrichment and resources, we’re going to do that. 

Robles (Tulsa): We want to have extended learning programs for more than one year. It’s going to take longer than one summer and one school year or two to help our students recover and re engage and really have support. Our students, 80% of whom qualify for free and reduced lunch (a measure of poverty), don’t have access to enrichment activities like summer camps and after-school activities. This is going to give us an opportunity to provide access to all of our students and really create a strong set of support for every kid. We know that makes a huge difference in their learning.

Q: How “normal” do you expect the 21-22 school year to look? And which COVID related changes are you planning to keep?

Romines (Moore): We remain hopeful it will be similar to pre-COVID-19. Mitigation efforts and quarantine protocols will be determined by CDC recommendations and positive cases in the county and school district. Our hope is that we are back to our old normal. Fortunately, at the beginning of our current school year, we invested in and installed ionization air filtration systems in all 35 schools.

Stefanick (Harding): Harding Charter Preparatory fully intends to be in-person five days a week with mitigation efforts in place if necessary. If mitigation efforts are necessary, we’ll maintain a mask mandate and social distancing efforts in hallways and cafeteria. If not, we will continue to provide hand sanitizer in all classrooms, practice quality hygiene techniques, and expand on our cleaning and disinfectant efforts.

Salcedo (Vian): One thing we’ve learned is using Google classroom. We used it to some extent before COVID but now, the teachers have gotten used to it and they are going to continue. We’re in a technology world now. We jumped into it because we had to and teachers have adjusted. So that’s one thing that’s a very big positive. 

Jorge Robles

Robles (Tulsa): I think a lot of it is dependent on what continues to happen with new COVID-19 variants and how quickly we can get everyone vaccinated, etc. I would expect that we’ll have families that choose our Tulsa Virtual Academy next year because they feel that it works better for their students. Then, trying to bring kids back who did not enroll this year. We saw an enrollment decline, as most urban school districts around the country have. And we want to welcome them back.

How Federal Relief Funds Were Allocated to Oklahoma Schools

Federal dollars allotted to Oklahoma school districts through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, known as ESSER. Dollars are allocated proportionately to a district’s low-income student population. The state Department of Education in March made a supplemental allocation to districts receiving less than $550 per student under the second installment.
School DistrictTotalPer StudentThird InstallmentSecond Installment SupplementalSecond InstalllmentFirst EnstallmentEnrollment 2020-21
Academy Of Seminole Charter$560,519$1,900$359,794$160,208$40,517295
Achille$868,339$2,792$556,774$248,064$63,502311
Ada$7,337,491$3,028$4,738,807$2,110,042$488,6422423
Adair$2,227,225$2,254$1,442,017$642,088$143,120988
Afton$2,390,725$5,220$1,533,794$683,363$173,568458
Agra$1,417,559$4,416$908,632$404,836$104,092321
Albion$272,343$4,465$174,072$77,556$20,71661
Alex$1,225,071$4,254$785,957$350,173$88,941288
Aline-Cleo$266,417$2,337$171,153$76,211$19,054114
Allen$2,148,913$4,631$1,382,583$615,614$150,716464
Allen-Bowden$1,348,327$5,206$865,033$385,404$97,889259
Altus$12,490,720$3,792$8,004,981$3,566,528$919,2113294
Alva$1,786,023$1,729$1,095,741$78,601$488,041$123,6401033
Amber-Pocasset$942,706$2,114$601,525$4,573$268,002$68,606446
Anadarko$7,028,728$4,701$4,506,775$2,007,942$514,0111495
Anderson$736,273$3,627$477,727$212,721$45,825203
Antlers$3,880,815$4,283$2,489,778$1,109,289$281,749906
Arapaho-Butler$1,006,613$2,124$665,462$296,309$44,841474
Ardmore$13,498,651$5,012$8,653,480$3,855,459$989,7112693
Arkoma$1,697,812$4,234$1,088,626$485,025$124,161401
Arnett$270,809$1,622$157,741$23,750$70,242$19,077167
Asher$871,552$3,500$558,555$248,858$64,139249
ASTEC Charter$4,938,131$3,816$3,191,189$1,420,922$326,0201294
Atoka$3,293,349$3,785$2,111,674$940,832$240,843870
Avant$393,961$5,324$252,605$112,546$28,81174
Balko$170,802$1,229$78,966$46,738$35,182$9,915139
Banner$439,231$1,689$246,795$53,890$109,918$28,628260
Barnsdall$1,028,362$2,728$659,379$293,779$75,204377
Bartlesville$14,267,325$2,448$9,148,117$4,075,839$1,043,3695828
Battiest$951,331$3,821$612,673$272,802$65,856249
Bearden$412,308$2,966$264,238$117,728$30,342139
Beaver$751,590$2,733$480,770$214,146$56,674275
Beggs$2,918,483$3,092$1,876,625$835,605$206,252944
Belfonte$988,122$6,254$636,384$283,358$68,379158
Bennington$1,624,519$5,344$1,044,407$465,036$115,076304
Berryhill$1,602,708$1,415$858,399$266,863$382,368$95,0791133
Bethany$3,153,653$1,852$2,003,670$58,593$892,162$199,2281703
Bethel$2,077,516$1,867$1,278,685$77,156$569,718$151,9581113
Big Pasture$504,304$2,640$330,202$147,029$27,074191
Billings$327,063$4,420$210,605$93,775$22,68374
Binger-Oney$1,133,106$3,423$729,704$324,914$78,488331
Bishop$1,620,958$3,295$1,049,407$467,266$104,285492
Bixby$6,467,507$986$2,474,475$2,595,904$1,102,474$294,6546560
Blackwell$3,942,304$3,617$2,540,067$1,131,015$271,2221090
Blair$704,627$2,900$452,519$201,494$50,613243
Blanchard$3,176,898$1,640$1,847,299$305,897$822,565$201,1371937
Bluejacket$562,448$2,784$360,638$160,678$41,132202
Boise City$838,763$2,732$545,020$242,827$50,916307
Bokoshe$920,069$6,014$589,942$262,842$67,285153
Boone-Apache$1,963,535$3,828$1,259,727$561,255$142,553513
Boswell$1,326,950$4,705$852,397$379,542$95,011282
Bowlegs$1,245,667$5,392$798,714$355,858$91,096231
Bowring$215,983$3,789$138,487$61,701$15,79557
Braggs$615,028$5,348$398,924$177,627$38,477115
Bray-Doyle$587,994$2,236$374,854$2,297$166,964$43,880263
Bridge Creek$2,686,046$1,607$1,595,730$209,559$710,547$170,2101671
Briggs$2,444,990$5,766$1,590,467$708,177$146,345424
Bristow$4,696,464$2,817$3,023,254$1,346,162$327,0481667
Broken Arrow$26,663,106$1,432$14,342,810$4,294,182$6,390,275$1,635,83918619
Broken Bow$6,765,138$4,402$4,363,167$1,942,761$459,2101537
Brushy$1,552,849$4,313$1,005,700$447,801$99,347360
Buffalo$650,648$2,291$417,187$185,879$47,583284
Buffalo Valley$460,054$3,899$294,984$131,427$33,644118
Burlington$229,861$1,728$140,221$11,174$62,474$15,993133
Burns Flat-Dill City$2,317,694$4,749$1,490,972$663,879$162,843488
Butner$1,124,280$5,980$728,108$324,202$71,971188
Byng$3,444,119$2,061$2,211,134$984,561$248,4241671
Cache$3,651,648$1,886$2,289,183$106,236$1,019,312$236,9181936
Caddo$1,690,605$3,395$1,097,472$488,669$104,464498
Calera$1,815,350$2,203$1,163,990$518,603$132,756824
Calumet$900,741$3,149$585,451$260,682$54,609286
Calvin$836,514$4,979$536,675$239,108$60,731168
Cameron$1,204,260$4,856$772,606$344,224$87,430248
Canadian$1,953,471$4,651$1,269,322$565,185$118,964420
Caney$1,450,665$5,558$954,067$424,811$71,787261
Caney Valley$1,911,131$2,479$1,227,461$546,785$136,885771
Canton$982,093$3,148$631,846$281,343$68,904312
Canute$963,429$2,699$618,099$275,386$69,945357
Carlton Landing Academy Charter$174,768$2,689$112,125$49,955$12,68865
Carnegie$2,237,817$4,206$1,443,787$642,867$151,164532
Carney$839,276$3,587$540,790$240,796$57,689234
Cashion$694,636$1,120$312,731$207,678$139,256$34,972620
Catoosa$6,244,051$3,479$4,005,940$1,784,791$453,3201795
Cave Springs$1,045,980$6,339$671,059$298,983$75,939165
Cement$913,069$4,267$585,162$260,712$67,194214
Central$1,408,241$3,122$910,563$405,442$92,237451
Central High$664,190$1,712$397,310$47,889$176,913$42,078388
Chandler$2,191,512$1,992$1,381,053$35,373$615,312$159,7741100
Chattanooga$417,679$1,755$259,956$13,368$115,785$28,570238
Checotah$4,768,225$3,569$3,063,386$1,364,030$340,8091336
Chelsea$3,423,975$4,511$2,195,431$978,149$250,395759
Cherokee$834,881$2,036$548,585$244,269$42,028410
Cherokee Immersion Charter$276,747$2,428$182,609$81,311$12,827114
Cheyenne$613,017$2,017$377,098$24,898$168,012$43,009304
Chickasha$10,023,006$4,889$6,434,603$2,865,113$723,2902050
Chisholm$1,421,692$1,238$697,045$332,761$310,480$81,4071148
Choctaw-Nicoma Park$7,004,184$1,314$3,458,804$1,611,980$1,540,982$392,4185329
Chouteau-Mazie$3,522,928$4,488$2,263,724$1,007,959$251,245785
Cimarron$612,976$3,005$393,032$175,116$44,828204
Claremore$6,475,720$1,773$3,953,692$297,298$1,761,529$463,2013652
Clayton$1,272,069$5,048$815,642$363,400$93,026252
Cleora$214,247$1,498$127,535$15,763$56,790$14,160143
Cleveland$5,385,119$3,398$3,451,184$1,537,636$396,2991585
Clinton$8,229,712$3,983$5,306,251$2,362,698$560,7632066
Coalgate$1,829,644$2,918$1,169,441$521,031$139,171627
Colbert$2,608,594$3,633$1,673,523$745,168$189,903718
Colcord$3,133,636$4,858$2,027,381$902,718$203,537645
Coleman$531,887$3,432$341,043$151,948$38,897155
College Bound Academy Charter$2,065,468$4,294$1,348,177$600,296$116,995481
Collegiate Hall Charter$1,039,610$3,512$666,973$297,161$75,476296
Collinsville$4,200,421$1,473$2,352,937$530,966$1,047,758$268,7602852
Comanche$2,228,380$2,417$1,428,111$636,279$163,990922
Commerce$3,141,849$3,749$2,015,686$898,063$228,099838
Copan$652,571$3,247$418,216$186,331$48,024201
Cordell$1,774,561$2,839$1,145,373$510,004$119,184625
Cottonwood$516,110$3,308$333,982$148,709$33,419156
Covington-Douglas$946,152$3,441$608,983$271,161$66,009275
Coweta$5,454,162$1,691$3,289,971$384,017$1,464,958$315,2163226
Coyle$1,078,881$4,198$691,771$308,211$78,899257
Crescent$1,289,325$2,336$826,707$368,330$94,288552
Crooked Oak$7,329,817$6,568$4,784,161$2,130,195$415,4611116
Crowder$1,402,410$4,690$899,216$400,636$102,558299
Crutcho$1,645,146$5,521$1,054,857$469,979$120,309298
Cushing$4,097,320$2,741$2,627,175$1,170,508$299,6371495
Cyril$1,124,314$3,268$733,288$326,509$64,517344
Dahlonegah$1,086,597$6,468$713,488$317,895$55,214168
Dale$1,033,648$1,371$541,919$189,692$241,307$60,731754
Darlington$1,175,710$5,157$755,180$336,384$84,145228
Davenport$1,060,532$2,843$691,666$307,976$60,890373
Davidson$286,325$6,984$183,008$81,537$21,77941
Davis$1,849,624$2,071$1,189,292$529,562$130,770893
Deborah Brown Charter$1,097,560$4,731$703,749$313,547$80,265232
Deer Creek$5,749,107$853$1,765,134$2,992,504$786,439$205,0316741
Deer Creek-Lamont$302,552$2,208$192,573$85,799$24,181137
Denison$854,613$2,897$556,877$247,959$49,777295
Depew$872,642$2,544$558,445$248,809$65,388343
Dewar$1,093,077$2,673$703,240$313,129$76,708409
Dewey$2,875,083$2,370$1,855,676$826,276$193,1311213
Dibble$1,929,585$2,992$1,259,016$560,606$109,963645
Dickson$3,237,605$2,518$2,092,526$931,732$213,3471286
Dove Schools Of Tulsa Charter$4,970,536$4,111$3,265,294$1,453,923$251,3191209
Dove Science Academy Charter$5,489,514$3,650$3,538,666$1,575,646$375,2021504
Dover$608,304$3,976$394,460$175,642$38,202153
Drummond$618,180$1,722$385,133$23,067$171,490$38,490359
Drumright$1,873,939$4,494$1,200,959$535,074$137,906417
Duke$536,508$3,625$351,331$156,435$28,742148
Duncan$12,068,287$3,841$7,702,915$3,431,961$933,4103142
Durant$9,914,844$2,851$6,365,808$2,835,139$713,8983478
Eagletown$532,425$2,925$341,387$152,101$38,936182
Earlsboro$843,908$3,069$545,197$242,759$55,952275
Edmond$32,569,813$1,386$16,832,304$6,584,982$7,499,199$1,653,33023496
El Reno$10,196,625$3,851$6,575,718$2,927,957$692,9502648
Elgin$3,836,436$1,664$2,323,646$291,083$1,034,652$187,0552306
Elk City$5,810,029$2,871$3,736,145$1,663,594$410,2902024
Elmore City-Pernell$1,202,384$2,386$770,961$343,493$87,930504
Empire$1,194,109$2,288$773,013$344,198$76,899522
Enid$22,209,585$3,005$14,240,643$6,344,756$1,624,1867390
Epic Blended Learning Charter$25,171,064$1,061$16,662,267$7,419,154$1,089,64323714
Epic One On One Charter$42,823,276$1,198$28,177,946$12,546,547$2,098,78335731
Erick$636,144$2,878$411,671$183,305$41,168221
Eschool Virtual Charter Academy$2,790,427$2,853$1,926,296$857,719$6,413978
Eufaula$3,816,543$3,432$2,463,194$1,096,777$256,5731112
Fairland$1,623,518$2,715$1,041,586$464,064$117,868598
Fairview$1,582,151$2,197$1,026,094$456,891$99,166720
Fanshawe$441,695$4,015$286,543$127,588$27,564110
Fargo$726,092$3,185$467,026$207,953$51,112228
Felt$176,365$2,383$113,149$50,412$12,80474
Fletcher$1,023,190$2,114$665,616$296,381$61,193484
Flower Mound$470,488$1,426$261,805$62,605$116,597$29,481330
Forest Grove$768,787$6,150$492,910$219,610$56,267125
Forgan$327,108$2,796$210,459$93,712$22,937117
Fort Cobb-Broxton$1,141,399$3,909$735,096$327,315$78,988292
Fort Gibson$5,154,868$2,957$3,307,161$1,473,462$374,2451743
Fort Supply$350,146$2,398$229,624$102,244$18,277146
Fort Towson$2,179,741$6,920$1,398,435$623,056$158,250315
Fox$1,064,699$4,929$682,694$303,993$78,012216
Foyil$1,630,460$3,672$1,045,440$465,784$119,236444
Frederick$3,232,164$3,918$2,082,801$927,399$221,965825
Freedom$165,228$3,934$105,459$46,986$12,78342
Friend$556,869$2,273$357,061$159,084$40,724245
Frink-Chambers$1,118,625$2,742$725,616$323,091$69,918408
Frontier$1,213,981$3,237$785,801$349,890$78,290375
Gans$1,764,170$4,755$1,131,174$503,982$129,014371
Garber$1,104,559$2,825$709,232$315,873$79,454391
Geary$1,665,715$5,444$1,068,657$476,126$120,931306
Geronimo$948,585$3,060$612,827$272,874$62,884310
Glencoe$989,373$3,233$639,747$284,862$64,764306
Glenpool$5,350,736$2,006$3,409,480$40,372$1,518,709$382,1762668
Glover$348,291$4,146$223,322$99,499$25,47184
Goodwell$397,577$1,841$246,567$13,254$109,854$27,902216
Gore$2,122,648$4,297$1,373,240$611,454$137,954494
Gracemont$475,790$3,577$304,921$135,854$35,014133
Graham-Dustin$759,002$4,413$486,063$216,479$56,460172
Grand View$2,606,067$5,181$1,671,950$744,915$189,201503
Grandfield$856,449$3,983$551,241$245,448$59,760215
Grandview$405,116$3,001$259,757$115,732$29,626135
Granite$554,321$2,497$355,427$158,356$40,537222
Greasy$26,164$26,164*
Greenville$433,718$6,884$278,257$123,973$31,48863
Grove-Delaware$6,664,023$2,891$4,324,024$1,925,354$414,6452305
Grove-Pottawatomie$494,402$1,045$187,228$203,660$83,370$20,143473
Guthrie$9,785,865$3,731$6,228,653$2,775,105$782,1072623
Guymon$11,542,293$3,905$7,471,950$3,326,993$743,3502956
Gypsy$419,313$7,624$267,632$119,241$32,44055
Haileyville$1,194,414$4,090$771,799$343,659$78,956292
Hammon$723,078$3,013$469,470$209,040$44,568240
Hanna$325,666$4,523$208,815$93,035$23,81672
Hardesty$290,066$3,581$185,988$82,865$21,21381
Harding Charter$897,645$1,713$580,579$258,517$58,549524
Harding Fine Arts Charter$653,628$1,940$407,144$18,650$181,398$46,436337
Harmony$797,110$3,673$511,102$227,716$58,293217
Harrah$4,412,917$2,263$2,846,237$1,267,360$299,3201950
Hartshorne$3,751,034$5,261$2,423,601$1,079,141$248,292713
Haskell$3,411,134$5,248$2,192,770$976,368$241,996650
Haworth$2,134,473$4,193$1,373,940$611,768$148,765509
Haywood$476,747$4,110$307,195$136,808$32,744116
Healdton$1,461,120$2,970$936,861$417,408$106,852492
Heavener$3,483,902$4,056$2,233,856$995,269$254,778859
Hennessey$4,594,637$5,431$2,976,056$1,325,128$293,452846
Henryetta$3,764,174$3,568$2,426,726$1,080,545$256,9031055
Hilldale$4,562,234$2,357$2,984,117$1,328,729$249,3871936
Hinton$2,201,082$3,074$1,412,128$629,155$159,799716
Hobart$3,159,281$4,646$2,032,610$905,049$221,622680
Hodgen$1,139,692$4,383$732,233$326,108$81,351260
Holdenville$4,282,469$4,532$2,751,831$1,225,295$305,343945
Hollis$1,889,203$3,697$1,218,495$542,555$128,153511
Holly Creek$1,195,482$5,002$766,974$341,715$86,792239
Hominy$1,926,144$3,440$1,235,031$550,254$140,859560
Hooker$1,541,864$2,528$998,930$444,792$98,141610
Howe$3,556,701$5,682$2,298,711$1,023,523$234,467626
Hugo$5,895,845$5,399$3,780,378$1,684,304$431,1631092
Hulbert$1,927,564$3,651$1,236,512$550,578$140,473528
Hydro-Eakly$1,035,761$2,218$668,988$297,882$68,891467
Idabel$7,182,203$5,746$4,631,645$2,062,301$488,2571250
Independence Middle School Charter$1,017,259$3,292$656,682$292,399$68,178309
Indiahoma$735,756$3,852$472,032$210,308$53,416191
Indianola$1,021,801$4,104$661,178$294,401$66,223249
Inola$2,674,247$2,234$1,714,710$763,969$195,5681197
Insight School Of Oklahoma Charter$1,433,930$1,792$940,887$418,948$74,096800
Jay$6,789,328$4,619$4,360,836$1,941,732$486,7601470
Jenks$17,336,428$1,447$9,342,379$2,723,963$4,162,407$1,107,67811979
Jennings$853,469$3,827$553,489$246,449$53,530223
John W. Rex Charter$852,838$1,189$454,107$151,824$202,207$44,700717
Jones$2,285,742$2,179$1,465,603$652,983$167,1561049
Justice$1,202,362$8,713$777,836$346,338$78,188138
Justus-Tiawah$720,379$1,372$365,823$147,676$162,938$43,942525
Kansas$4,134,599$5,314$2,654,455$1,181,932$298,212778
Kellyville$2,395,890$2,987$1,531,541$682,360$181,989802
Kenwood$532,456$7,607$341,603$152,197$38,65770
Keota$2,185,361$5,166$1,414,651$629,894$140,816423
Ketchum$2,091,360$3,735$1,341,734$597,793$151,834560
Keyes$11,245$11,245••
Keys$2,062,240$3,019$1,322,340$588,948$150,953683
Keystone$793,514$2,917$508,796$226,688$58,030272
Kiefer$1,523,186$1,771$917,558$93,053$408,755$103,820860
Kildare$257,863$2,528$167,829$74,732$15,303102
Kingfisher$2,895,072$2,109$1,874,596$44$834,709$185,7241373
Kingston$6,627,437$5,896$4,251,899$1,894,383$481,1551124
Kinta$1,032,794$5,738$665,430$296,293$71,071180
Kiowa$671,505$2,424$431,252$192,024$48,228277
KIPP OKC Charter$2,073,857$4,460$1,330,504$592,790$150,563465
KIPP Tulsa Charter$2,486,198$6,719$1,622,429$722,410$141,360370
Konawa$2,438,364$4,378$1,562,684$696,236$179,443557
Krebs$1,194,598$2,858$765,969$341,269$87,361418
Kremlin-Hillsdale$363,952$1,273$191,627$66,950$85,329$20,046286
Lane$930,898$3,709$596,886$265,936$68,077251
Latta$1,653,749$1,914$1,045,113$35,301$465,360$107,974864
Laverne$918,340$1,988$588,834$262,348$67,158462
Lawton$51,777,950$4,015$33,313,396$14,841,923$3,622,63112897
Le Flore$1,358,067$5,983$881,183$392,359$84,526227
Le Monde International School Charter$174,969$754$59,114$83,105$26,323$6,427232
Leach$468,395$3,322$301,978$134,462$31,954141
Leedey$306,996$1,520$168,985$43,446$75,292$19,274202
Lexington$2,772,023$2,930$1,787,686$796,007$188,330946
Liberty-Sequoyah$1,469,211$4,234$946,597$421,489$101,126347
Liberty-Tulsa$1,643,274$3,504$1,055,532$469,996$117,746469
Lindsay$2,767,652$2,351$1,774,600$790,653$202,3981177
Little Axe$4,252,697$3,744$2,729,909$1,215,824$306,9641136
Locust Grove$6,806,054$5,239$4,361,825$1,943,361$500,8681299
Lomega$498,314$2,351$318,928$142,099$37,287212
Lone Grove$2,633,786$1,931$1,657,157$54,041$737,892$184,6961364
Lone Star$1,750,347$2,003$1,111,896$16,243$495,393$126,815874
Lone Wolf$470,793$3,990$301,719$134,427$34,646118
Lookeba Sickles$889,739$3,868$571,209$254,448$64,082230
Lowrey$715,321$6,444$458,659$204,350$52,311111
Lukfata$983,029$2,686$637,980$284,070$60,978366
Luther$1,802,276$2,482$1,152,271$513,381$136,624726
Macomb$1,283,093$5,052$822,709$366,549$93,835254
Madill$6,248,144$3,656$4,008,564$1,785,963$453,6171709
Mangum$2,969,568$4,367$1,909,852$850,388$209,327680
Mannford$3,360,039$2,350$2,154,436$959,884$245,7201430
Mannsville$347,154$3,654$222,723$99,228$25,20395
Maple$177,550$939$67,975$72,006$30,268$7,300189
Marble City$336,794$4,263$215,332$95,916$25,54779
Marietta$4,181,142$3,777$2,714,673$1,208,747$257,7221107
Marlow$2,377,239$1,823$1,463,920$94,122$652,233$166,9641304
Maryetta$3,167,819$4,981$2,048,520$912,122$207,177636
Mason$812,851$3,489$523,579$233,132$56,139233
Maud$1,456,615$6,044$933,507$415,913$107,195241
Maysville$885,296$3,128$567,646$252,908$64,742283
Mcalester$10,974,644$3,784$7,068,902$3,147,539$758,2022900
McCord$709,617$2,358$455,002$202,721$51,894301
McCurtain$1,198,483$5,327$771,262$343,414$83,806225
McLoud$5,005,496$3,364$3,212,420$1,430,743$362,3331488
Medford$528,713$1,895$337,624$4,637$150,337$36,114279
Meeker$2,151,377$3,260$1,397,812$622,406$131,159660
Merritt$2,081,091$2,489$1,335,147$594,857$151,088836
Miami$9,227,335$4,375$5,971,363$2,658,850$597,1212109
Mid-Del$43,766,839$3,963$28,359,004$12,634,623$2,773,21211044
Middleberg$310,641$1,530$173,632$38,098$77,337$21,573203
Midway$1,196,544$5,540$774,772$344,979$76,793216
Milburn$589,482$3,008$377,972$168,401$43,109196
Mill Creek$536,835$3,376$344,215$153,361$39,259159
Millwood$4,791,177$5,294$3,079,752$1,371,608$339,817905
Minco$1,047,552$2,003$669,987$2,645$298,505$76,414523
Moffett$1,487,966$4,239$961,399$428,069$98,498351
Monroe$470,987$3,925$303,330$135,065$32,592120
Moore$33,851,269$1,447$18,055,211$5,677,531$8,044,293$2,074,23423390
Mooreland$921,921$1,643$551,209$62,243$245,551$62,916561
Morris$2,689,502$2,822$1,724,491$768,327$196,683953
Morrison$1,413,580$2,429$906,378$403,826$103,375582
Moseley$612,681$3,805$392,847$175,029$44,805161
Moss$638,460$2,437$412,307$183,586$42,567262
Mounds$2,040,733$3,543$1,311,725$584,072$144,936576
Mountain View-Gotebo$604,729$2,664$389,630$173,491$41,608227
Moyers$768,646$5,159$494,290$220,088$54,268149
Muldrow$4,684,138$3,881$3,003,439$1,338,148$342,5511207
Mulhall-Orlando$567,815$2,756$364,079$162,211$41,524206
Muskogee$36,179,104$7,547$23,184,822$10,329,866$2,664,4164794
Mustang$12,590,929$1,061$5,188,379$4,481,684$2,311,633$609,23311868
Nashoba$298,793$5,746$195,292$86,956$16,54552
Navajo$762,876$1,762$452,413$61,834$201,448$47,181433
New Lima$1,357,344$5,727$871,378$388,160$97,806237
Newcastle$3,292,606$1,437$1,836,744$466,252$817,864$171,7462292
Newkirk$1,925,499$2,767$1,235,653$550,331$139,515696
Ninnekah$1,706,131$3,339$1,114,927$496,442$94,762511
Noble$6,821,949$2,457$4,374,190$1,948,870$498,8892777
Norman$29,038,519$2,014$17,993,059$935,640$8,016,607$2,093,21214419
North Rock Creek$1,679,884$1,508$1,101,560$8,498$490,492$79,3331114
Norwood$667,507$4,837$428,001$190,691$48,815138
Nowata$2,543,843$3,308$1,639,117$729,850$174,876769
Oak Grove$405,155$2,178$259,783$115,743$29,629186
Oakdale$530,334$813$138,400$314,484$61,664$15,785652
Oaks-Mission$874,468$5,055$558,119$248,655$67,694173
Oilton$1,003,455$3,998$649,147$289,045$65,263251
Okarche$455,195$1,176$218,526$118,762$97,307$20,600387
Okay$1,083,787$3,188$694,917$309,613$79,257340
Okeene$742,553$2,328$477,615$212,669$52,269319
Okemah$3,092,111$4,527$1,982,641$883,343$226,126683
Oklahoma City$255,426,485$8,233$164,723,465$73,388,235$17,314,78531026
Oklahoma Connections Virtual Charter$2,213,828$1,244$1,425,709$634,834$153,2861779
Oklahoma Information and Technology School$13,750$550$0$13,750$0$025
Oklahoma Union$1,353,103$2,134$869,442$387,231$96,430634
Oklahoma Virtual Academy Charter$8,137,337$2,029$5,271,363$2,347,170$518,8044011
Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter$556,143$8,828$356,595$158,877$40,67163
Okmulgee$6,514,265$5,832$4,176,905$1,860,972$476,3881117
Oktaha$2,789,553$4,252$1,799,216$801,122$189,215656
Olive$816,922$3,294$523,805$233,376$59,742248
Olustee-Eldorado$1,014,103$5,634$657,456$292,743$63,905180
Oologah-Talala$2,555,472$1,512$1,413,764$343,746$629,778$168,1841690
Optima$216,557$4,331$137,837$61,412$17,30850
Osage$451,160$3,155$292,557$130,269$28,333143
Osage Hills$632,920$3,349$411,379$183,171$38,371189
Owasso$10,880,399$1,204$4,923,094$3,184,836$2,193,430$579,0399035
Paden$640,485$2,885$410,675$182,972$46,839222
Panama$3,562,576$5,025$2,298,824$1,023,581$240,172709
Panola$484,765$7,235$308,540$137,467$38,75867
Paoli$1,075,124$5,296$686,619$305,915$82,590203
Pauls Valley$3,767,786$3,142$2,432,925$1,083,306$251,5561199
Pawhuska$2,879,430$4,108$1,888,788$841,014$149,628701
Pawnee$3,148,919$5,205$2,018,061$899,124$231,734605
Peavine$629,172$5,568$403,421$179,740$46,011113
Peckham$441,615$4,246$285,281$127,025$29,309104
Peggs$645,474$3,244$413,874$184,397$47,204199
Perkins-Tryon$2,451,853$1,588$1,443,011$201,346$642,917$164,5801544
Perry$1,974,831$1,953$1,244,080$41,072$554,115$135,5641011
Piedmont$3,837,634$869$1,206,254$1,956,356$537,444$137,5804416
Pioneer$752,276$1,954$483,325$215,210$53,741385
Pioneer-Pleasant Vale$1,321,636$2,818$855,166$380,780$85,691469
Pittsburg$501,623$3,096$321,821$143,383$36,418162
Plainview$2,251,056$1,506$1,288,899$263,800$573,920$124,4371495
Pleasant Grove$1,558,130$7,638$1,011,484$450,372$96,274204
Pocola$2,320,807$3,255$1,488,528$662,793$169,487713
Ponca City$17,522,378$3,975$11,375,484$5,068,054$1,078,8404408
Pond Creek-Hunter$727,017$2,196$473,649$210,901$42,467331
Porter Consolidated$1,386,648$2,587$894,376$398,243$94,029536
Porum$1,781,729$4,068$1,142,433$508,998$130,298438
Poteau$8,845,203$4,105$5,713,853$2,544,176$587,1752155
Prague$2,300,374$2,427$1,492,378$664,517$143,479948
Preston$1,673,542$2,762$1,091,845$486,156$95,540606
Pretty Water$653,629$2,817$417,188$185,873$50,567232
Prue$1,360,331$4,305$872,235$388,614$99,481316
Pryor$6,748,040$2,627$4,350,748$1,937,257$460,0342569
Purcell$3,171,658$2,339$2,034,193$905,777$231,6881356
Putnam City$74,067,500$4,154$48,101,157$21,430,225$4,536,11817829
Quapaw$1,962,537$3,486$1,266,088$563,747$132,702563
Quinton$1,668,908$4,312$1,070,706$477,039$121,163387
Rattan$1,515,152$3,444$975,139$434,195$105,818440
Ravia$493,621$5,609$317,503$141,375$34,74388
Red Oak$1,383,221$4,217$897,694$399,709$85,818328
Reydon$246,179$2,104$157,849$70,328$18,003117
Ringling$1,392,567$3,912$892,460$397,626$102,481356
Ringwood$799,703$2,221$512,764$228,456$58,482360
Ripley$1,184,640$2,868$759,583$338,424$86,633413
Riverside$503,988$3,316$322,477$143,638$37,873152
Robin Hill$504,273$1,356$275,075$79,265$122,482$27,451372
Rock Creek$1,430,537$3,266$917,251$408,671$104,615438
Rocky Mountain$1,008,501$6,112$647,705$288,522$72,274165
Roff$953,631$3,493$611,462$272,430$69,739273
Roland$3,754,767$4,481$2,427,494$1,080,878$246,395838
Rush Springs$1,214,778$2,682$778,955$346,966$88,856453
Ryal$430,268$7,418$276,043$122,988$31,23858
Ryan$778,676$3,523$500,626$222,912$55,138221
Salina$3,459,290$4,668$2,219,344$988,800$251,146741
Sallisaw$8,435,063$4,653$5,406,086$2,408,620$620,3571813
Sand Springs$9,449,733$1,937$5,884,384$161,288$2,621,720$782,3424879
Sankofa Middle School Charter$601,600$6,915$390,355$173,811$37,43487
Santa Fe South Charter$15,883,960$4,369$10,337,629$4,602,973$943,3573636
Sapulpa$8,258,409$2,318$5,289,451$2,356,655$612,3043562
Sasakwa$1,302,030$6,113$848,431$377,775$75,825213
Savanna$1,136,273$2,975$735,504$327,494$73,275382
Sayre$1,636,540$2,573$1,049,339$467,521$119,680636
Schulter$676,911$5,247$434,280$193,488$49,144129
Seiling$886,569$2,101$573,819$255,506$57,244422
Seminole$7,644,880$5,465$4,909,657$2,185,672$549,5501399
Sentinel$913,889$2,901$586,013$261,090$66,786315
Sequoyah$1,932,577$1,560$1,102,294$214,959$490,830$124,4931239
Shady Grove$542,631$3,717$350,451$156,045$36,135146
Shady Point$970,681$6,836$627,286$279,308$64,087142
Sharon-Mutual$369,183$2,074$217,750$33,858$96,961$20,614178
Shattuck$676,702$1,906$427,217$10,801$190,340$48,345355
Shawnee$16,482,142$4,859$10,558,103$4,704,042$1,219,9973392
Shidler$993,797$4,969$637,581$284,066$72,150200
Silo$2,376,724$2,473$1,523,940$678,974$173,810961
Skiatook$4,413,595$2,007$2,801,518$44,372$1,248,184$319,5212199
Smithville$926,329$3,509$594,124$264,704$67,501264
Snyder$1,412,750$3,126$912,191$406,170$94,389452
Soper$1,178,728$3,427$767,906$341,921$68,901344
South Coffeyville$706,957$3,008$458,230$204,035$44,693235
South Rock Creek$604,463$1,500$337,587$78,268$150,406$38,202403
Sovereign Community School Charter$298,460$3,244$200,405$88,466$9,59092
Sperry$2,419,037$2,376$1,551,071$691,062$176,9041018
Spiro$4,369,415$4,246$2,801,641$1,248,239$319,5351029
Springer$695,607$3,604$446,019$198,719$50,870193
Stanley Hupfeld Academy Charter$1,763,279$5,343$1,140,578$507,857$114,844330
Sterling$537,906$1,498$307,491$54,836$136,999$38,579359
Stidham$424,516$4,770$273,584$121,817$29,11589
Stigler$5,204,685$4,385$3,356,359$1,494,468$353,8581187
Stillwater$11,806,015$2,083$7,475,626$138,136$3,330,680$861,5745668
Stilwell$6,690,326$4,967$4,334,610$1,930,046$425,6701347
Stonewall$1,505,943$3,646$965,601$430,212$110,130413
Straight$27,701$710•••$22,055$5,64639
Stratford$1,676,939$2,758$1,075,243$479,062$122,635608
Stringtown$902,413$3,890$579,055$257,944$65,415232
Strother$1,225,790$3,095$785,968$350,179$89,642396
Stroud$1,898,525$2,406$1,227,494$546,569$124,461789
Stuart$1,439,060$6,820$938,616$417,928$82,515211
Sulphur$4,019,846$2,825$2,615,428$1,164,570$239,8481423
Sweetwater$470,590$3,435$303,176$134,993$32,421137
Tahlequah$12,730,432$3,621$8,102,855$3,610,134$1,017,4433516
Talihina$1,960,936$3,808$1,257,325$560,205$143,406515
Taloga$226,609$2,266$145,300$64,737$16,572100
Tannehill$502,717$3,838$322,523$143,696$36,497131
Tecumseh$5,954,624$3,097$3,845,472$1,712,272$396,8801923
Temple$1,008,609$5,199$653,155$290,826$64,627194
Tenkiller$1,111,964$4,448$719,205$320,237$72,521250
Terral$219,760$4,884$140,587$62,622$16,55145
Texhoma$525,983$1,753$331,920$13,781$147,796$32,487300
Thackerville$906,195$3,157$581,047$258,879$66,270287
Thomas-Fay-Custer Unified$953,299$2,041$613,285$273,083$66,931467
Timberlake$553,053$2,203$352,393$3,464$157,005$40,191251
Tipton$1,352,598$5,707$873,738$389,043$89,817237
Tishomingo$3,160,212$3,758$2,032,292$904,909$223,011841
Tonkawa$2,186,520$2,785$1,418,013$631,397$137,110785
Tulsa$205,324,973$6,304$130,787,798$58,271,076$16,266,09932569
Tulsa Honor Academy Charter$2,344,142$3,437$1,536,374$684,093$123,675682
Tulsa Legacy Charter$3,362,294$5,312$2,189,481$974,895$197,919633
Tulsa School Of Arts and Sciences Charter$988,880$1,876$642,451$286,066$60,363527
Tupelo$1,154,271$4,933$741,729$330,337$82,205234
Turkey Ford$426,754$4,690$274,073$122,037$30,64591
Turner$757,601$2,492$489,556$217,987$50,058304
Turpin$1,256,841$3,051$811,369$361,276$84,196412
Tushka$1,585,980$3,486$1,020,101$454,213$111,666455
Tuskahoma$330,604$5,086$212,102$94,500$24,00265
Tuttle$2,163,772$1,174$984,478$641,457$438,376$99,4601843
Twin Hills$1,523,557$4,562$978,951$435,892$108,715334
Tyrone$687,698$3,112$440,948$196,459$50,291221
Union$36,578,513$2,445$23,394,029$10,422,986$2,761,49814959
Union City$594,769$1,983$377,877$4,758$168,351$43,783300
Valliant$2,884,979$3,177$1,879,201$836,744$169,034908
Vanoss$1,431,736$2,952$918,020$409,013$104,703485
Varnum$1,227,609$3,611$797,360$355,035$75,215340
Velma-Alma$965,734$2,267$632,636$281,694$51,403426
Verden$807,521$2,864$522,577$232,687$52,256282
Verdigris$1,620,711$1,195$788,438$399,927$351,079$81,2671356
Vian$4,382,512$5,417$2,817,297$1,254,436$310,779809
Vici$502,234$1,720$301,190$37,924$134,114$29,007292
Vinita$3,735,306$3,077$2,395,054$1,067,089$273,1631214
Wagoner$8,735,883$4,235$5,601,392$2,495,636$638,8552063
Wainwright$369,118$4,447$236,676$105,448$26,99483
Walters$1,648,908$2,843$1,071,285$477,010$100,613580
Wanette$551,755$4,798$352,662$157,124$41,969115
Wapanucka$855,405$3,819$558,230$248,561$48,615224
Warner$3,003,882$3,727$1,939,428$863,557$200,897806
Washington$1,112,752$1,107$492,466$344,698$219,418$56,1691005
Watonga$2,873,350$4,041$1,860,182$828,275$184,893711
Watts$832,887$3,203$534,042$237,936$60,909260
Waukomis$702,954$1,731$432,719$25,946$192,793$51,496406
Waurika$1,439,442$3,379$922,961$411,215$105,266426
Wayne$1,439,743$3,185$923,154$411,301$105,288452
Waynoka$416,832$2,064$270,625$2,046$120,503$23,657202
Weatherford$4,065,248$1,829$2,468,622$248,464$1,099,217$248,9462223
Webbers Falls$1,172,818$4,312$766,358$341,234$65,227272
Welch$609,318$2,161$398,972$177,652$32,694282
Weleetka$2,027,564$5,239$1,310,228$583,396$133,939387
Wellston$1,367,140$2,681$876,601$390,560$99,979510
Western Heights$17,777,233$6,514$11,398,647$5,078,537$1,300,0492729
Westville$4,530,034$4,535$2,904,628$1,294,124$331,281999
Wetumka$2,003,417$5,085$1,292,015$575,287$136,115394
Wewoka$3,448,792$5,330$2,224,635$990,551$233,605647
White Oak$331,207$12,739$210,805$93,922$26,48126
White Rock$352,352$3,118$225,383$100,391$26,578113
Whitebead$957,477$2,623$625,404$278,472$53,602365
Whitefield$707,903$3,687$379,343$295,119$33,441192
Whitesboro$729,662$3,800$468,908$208,789$51,964192
Wickliffe$322,571$3,584$205,308$91,473$25,79090
Wilburton$2,171,800$2,604$1,398,676$622,788$150,336834
Wilson-Carter$1,191,917$2,865$765,330$340,782$85,804416
Wilson-Okmulgee$1,485,009$5,247$960,763$427,789$96,457283
Wister$2,049,908$4,209$1,324,523$589,762$135,623487
Woodall$1,305,500$3,454$840,806$374,381$90,313378
Woodland$1,525,103$3,911$986,077$439,068$99,958390
Woodward$6,874,420$2,753$4,405,714$1,962,916$505,7902497
Wright City$2,221,531$4,717$1,426,956$635,642$158,934471
Wyandotte$2,228,038$3,073$1,437,122$639,905$151,011725
Wynnewood$1,984,018$2,842$1,284,732$572,053$127,234698
Wynona$412,599$4,085$264,556$117,870$30,173101
Yale$1,225,478$3,472$785,769$350,090$89,619353
Yarbrough$372,871$4,842$239,219$106,581$27,07177
Yukon$10,481,949$1,285$4,964,798$2,738,891$2,212,009$566,2508158
Zaneis$1,489,770$4,917$973,812$433,599$82,359303
Zion$1,238,296$3,995$801,612$356,926$79,758310
Total Allocated to School Districts$2,134,008,023$1,342,224,313$49,093,403$598,034,878$144,655,428693692

Sources: Governor’s Office, federalpay.org, Oklahoma Department of Education; • Annexed to Dahlonegah in 2020; •• Annexed to Boise City in 2020; ••• Refused Title I funds, which were used to allocate ESSER.

Jennifer Palmer has been a reporter with Oklahoma Watch since 2016 and covers education. Contact her at (405) 761-0093 or jpalmer@oklahomawatch.org. Follow her on Twitter @jpalmerOKC

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