“School districts are lean,” he said. “There’s not a lot of extra budgeting.”
Lindley also said the economy’s effect on the state’s public schools budget is an “international issue,” and while these cutbacks may be noticable local to parents and students it’s “not just in Oklahoma.”
Some schools in Oklahoma have announced plans for block scheduling next year in an attempt to use teachers as efficiently as possible. Blocked scheduling is longer class periods but fewer classes each day. Grandfield public schools are converting to a four day school week, to cut costs in salary, transportation and utilities.