(PRWEB) April 10, 2013
$3.2 million to 92 area school districts
Funded by Cherokee Nation car tag revenue
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, April 12
Sequoyah High School gym
17091 S. Muskogee Ave.
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.