Redbud grants: The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced Monday that 330 school districts and charter schools across the state will receive a combined $38.5 million in Redbud School Funding Grants.
The grant program was created during the 2021 legislative session and is funded by the Common School Building Equalization Fund and tax revenue from medical marijuana sales. School districts and brick and mortar charter schools below the state average per student in local property taxes for the building fund and the county-wide millage are eligible to receive these funds, which must be used to acquire and improve school facilities.
Tulsa-area recipients include Bartlesville, Berryhill, Broken Arrow, Caney Valley, Claremore, Claremore Sequoyah, Collegiate Hall, Collinsville, Coweta, Deborah Brown Charter Schools, Dove Schools of Tulsa, Glenpool, Inola, Kellyville, Kiefer, KIPP Tulsa, Liberty, Lone Star, Mannford, Mounds, Pretty Water, Sankofa Middle School, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Sperry, Tulsa Honor Academy, Tulsa Legacy Charter School, Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences and Wagoner.
Senate Youth Program delegates: Inola senior Jonathan Menzel has been selected as one of two Oklahoma delegates to the U.S. Senate Youth Program.