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Local & Regional
10:48 am
Tue April 22, 2014

A Private Company Will Manage Tulsa School Buses

A Missouri company will take over management of the Tulsa Public Schools transportation department.
Credit KWGS News

The Tulsa School Board is contracting out management of the district’s transportation department. There were some complaints from the support workers’ union, but Schools Spokesman Chris Payne says no one is losing their job and the deal will save time and money, more than $250,000 a year, plus a minimum of an additional $130,000 in the first year of the contract.

The vote was unanimous to contract with Missouri based TransPar for transportation management services. The district will continue to own the school bus fleet.

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Local & Regional
2:38 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Summer School is in session

Tulsa Public Schools again calls on Teach For America for their assistance with summer programs June 11th. Over 5,000 students are enrolled into this year’s summer school. Tulsa City-County Health Department offers a voluntary class on prevention of teen pregnancy for secondary students. Elementary students have an opportunity to participate in a YMCA GO program which is centered on character development.

Local & Regional
11:15 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Tight times again for the Tulsa Public Schools

KWGS News File Photo

There are more budget challenges for the Tulsa Public Schools. As the school board begins work on a new budget, the school district chief financial officer Trish Williams says a $7.6-million federal grant is ending.

 

That grant was used to pay teacher salaries over a two year period. The first year, Williams says the district used  $2.7 million. The remainder, $ 5.6-million, is being used this year.