21 school districts miss deadline to get funds

Friday, August 18th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Failing to meet a deadline has cost 21 Oklahoma school districts federal funding for American Indian education programs.

U-S Department of Education spokeswoman Melinda Malico says the districts failed to meet a June Second deadline to apply for 651-thousand dollars in funding.

More than 330 Oklahoma districts made the deadline and received 12-point-seven (M) million dollars to pay for tutors, school supplies, teachers and other items. Malico says the money will benefit more than 104-thousand children.

She says the additional money would have helped another 53-hundred children.

Malico says she can't release the list of schools that missed the deadline.

She says a memo sent to some districts from a technical assistance center gave incorrect or confusing information about the application deadline.