Local & Regional
Tue April 17, 2012
Tulsa School Board wants funding restored from state
The Tulsa School Board goes on the record seeking the state to restore school funding. The board passed a resolution calling on the state legislature to quit slashing funding. Tulsa School superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard says the Tulsa district has lost over $23-million dollars in funding in the last three year.
“An import moment in the school board history,” said Tulsa School Board President Gary Percefull. The board approved a resolution seeking to have school funding restored to 2007-2008 state levels. School Board Member Anna America says the cuts have to stop. She says anyone who thinks they are trimming just luxuries has not been in a Tulsa classroom lately. (Hear her comments by clicking "Listen" above.)
The district will lose another 150 teaching positions this year.