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TPS and the City of Tulsa are meeting to address potential budget cuts and how it'll impact city

Posted at 5:21 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 19:23:03-04

Tulsa Public Schools and City of Tulsa officials met Wednesday morning to discuss potential budget cuts for next school year.

Tulsa Public Schools is considering the consolidation of several schools, including Remington Elementary in west Tulsa.

Leaders looked at how the cuts could impact the city. Now, the district is preparing for a $12 million dollar decrease in state funding for the 2017-2018 school year.

City leaders also discussed some of the successful ways they have partnered with the district in the past.

Those include allocating vision funds to recruit and retain teachers, as well as offering free bus rides to students through Tulsa Transit this year.

Tuesday night, dozens of community members met with TPS officials at Park Elementary School to talk about school consolidation.

Wednesday night, another community meeting will be held at Remington Elementary School at 6 p.m.

This will be the second of four meetings before May 1st when the school district plans to make its final budget recommendations to the school board.

Other meetings planned:

  • April 20 at Clinton Middle School, 6- 7:30 p.m.
  • April 24 at Webster High School, 6- 7:30 p.m.

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