Cherokee Nation awarding $3.2 million to Area Schools

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The Cherokee Nation will award $3.2 million to 92 northeast Oklahoma school districts on Friday

What:
$3.2 million to 92 area school districts
Funded by Cherokee Nation car tag revenue

When:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, April 12

Where:
Sequoyah High School gym
17091 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, Okla.

Who:
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker
Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff and State Rep. Chuck Hoskin Sr., D-Vinita
Dr. Neil Morton, education services
Area school superintendents

The Cherokee Nation will award $3.2 million to 92 northeast Oklahoma school districts on Friday.

The money is generated from the sale of Cherokee Nation license plates and awarded on a per-pupil basis. Enacted in 2002, the Cherokee Nation law mandates 38 percent of tax revenue from tribal car tags support education. The tribe has since allocated nearly $30 million to education.

In addition to the check distribution, Friday’s event will include a superintendent summit on education issues and details on additional funds available to schools for teacher training and other classroom support.

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Julie Hubbard
Cherokee Nation
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