Cherokee Nation donates $4.7 million to school districts across northeast Oklahoma
The Cherokee Nation gave $4.7 million to schools Friday as officials of the tribe and various school districts spoke out about the state’s classroom funding crisis.
“As the state allocates less and less each year to public education, the Cherokee Nation is making a record-breaking contribution to area schools,” Principal Chief Bill John Baker said in a press release from the tribe.
“That’s something that every one of our tribal citizens can take great pride in. We are investing in our children, investing in our communities and investing in our future as Cherokees and as Oklahomans.”