(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.