(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have dipped into the state's Rainy Day fund and approved $25.5-million in supplemental funds for public education.
Public education has been hit with $158-million in budget cuts.
Republican lawmakers call the appropriation a Band-Aid that will only allow districts to get through the school year.
The House voted 98-to-nothing to take money from the constitutional reserve fund, reducing the fund's total to about $50-million.
Only $11-million of the balance is available for emergency spending.
Governor Henry says the appropriation is a boost to public school classrooms but lawmakers need to address the long-term funding needs of education.