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A B C

It’s as easy as 1 2 3

As simple as coming late

A B C, 1 2 3

Save money for OKC!

That’s right; it’s time to look on the bright side.

That’s what Chicken-Fried News did when we heard seven schools in the Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) district were starting and ending later.

According to a NewsOK.com article, the district will save $700,000 in transportation costs by eliminating 18 bus routes.

In the wake of state budget cuts and the loss of $12 million in federal funding, the district announced it had to make cuts and those cuts would be difficult. This spring, the state’s largest school district eliminated 208 classroom teachers and 92 administrators for the coming school year.

Sure, this new bus schedule will put a kink into many families’ morning and after-school routines. What was the alternative? More teacher layoffs. Eliminating more extra curricular activities. Removing school nurses. Turning off air conditioning. Not offering pre-kindergarten.

OKCPS leaders looked under every couch cushion to find extra pennies. They combed through the budget and analyzed a gazillion ways to save revenue. With no other options, they settled on very painful cuts.

All together now:

A B C

It’s as easy as 1 2 3

As simple as coming late

A B C, 1 2 3

Save money for OKC!

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