Education Workbook: Tax revenue from the sale of medical marijuana will improve school facilities | Education

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Redbud Grants: The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced Monday that 330 school districts and charter schools across the state will receive a total of $38.5 million in Redbud School Funding Grants.

The grant program was created in the 2021 legislative session and is funded by the Common School Buildings Equalization Fund and tax revenue from medical marijuana sales. School districts and brick-and-mortar charter schools below the state average per pupil in local property taxes for building fund and countywide mileage 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 was selected as one of two delegates from Oklahoma to the U.S. Senate Youth Program.

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