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Demystifying School Finance: Tulsa’s Chief Financial Officer Breaks Down District Spending For Community

By Jaclyn Borowski & Daarel Burnette II — April 21, 2020 3:12

Nolberto Delgadillo, the chief financial officer in Tulsa Public Schools, has worked to make the complicated calculations behind school spending more transparent. In an unorthodox move, Delgadillo invited the Tulsa community to go through the budget with him to see where the district was spending its resources. He’s also held forums to listen to concerns and get input about possible cuts. That kind of outreach has been instrumental in getting community buy-in in Tulsa, where years of state budget cuts and falling local enrollment have forced the district to make difficult budget decisions. April 22, 2020

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