Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE)
Public School Financial Transparency Act
On June 6th, 2010 Senate Bill 1633, otherwise known as the "School District Transparency Act" was signed into law. This law, effective November 1, 2010, requires that the Oklahoma State Department of Education make available certain information on its website as pertaining to Oklahoma Public School Districts' expenditures, cost descriptions, amounts of funds spent, types of transactions, copies of credit card statements, and current per pupil expenditure figures. The database does not include voluntary payroll deductions for employees to receiving parties.
Statewide Per Pupil Expenditures
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to education in the United States and other nations. NCES is a branch of the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education and is authorized to collect data by Congress through the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. For more information, see NCES website. http://nces.ed.gov/