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TPS Holding Second Community Meeting for Native American Families on Wednesday

Discuss How to Better Serve Students
Posted at 8:26 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 10:00:30-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) is giving the community a chance to voice its opinion on how to better serve Native American students.

The district is holding its second community meeting on Wednesday to "engage parents in small-group conversations" about the services and support in order for students to be successful.

This comes after a recent decision to restructure the Indian Education Program and possibly eliminate seven positions.

RELATED STORY: Native American Community Speaks Out Against Tulsa Public Schools.

The Indian Education Program serves about 3,000 Native American students at TPS through resources, tutoring, school supplies and cultural services, among other things.

TPS Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist said the proposed changes are not to take away the program, but restructure the team in order to better serve students.

The superintendent said a new proposal will be created based on the community feedback and will present it to the Board of Education in March.

The meeting will be held on February 26 at Wilson Learning and Teaching Academy from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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