- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of middle and high school students at four separate Oklahoma City schools have staged a walkout to protest continued cuts in the district’s budget.

District officials estimate more than 1,000 students walked out of class on Monday at U.S. Grant, Northwest Classen and Star Spencer high schools, along with another 100 students at Jefferson High School.

Dozens of students from U.S. Grant High School later went to the north steps of the Capitol and chanted, “Save our schools!”

The walkouts come on the same day the Oklahoma City Public School District’s Associate Superintendent Aurora Lora is expected to make final recommended cuts of $7 million from the upcoming school year’s budget. That will bring total cuts to the district for next year’s budget of $30 million.

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