TULSA, Okla. — After the board of education at Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) voted to eliminate 174 positions to save $5 million dollars, it also voted to create 140 positions.
The vote impacts 77 currently staffed employees who are losing their jobs by June 30. TPS Superintendent Deborah Gist said some of them can apply to the new positions if their skill-set fits the job.
Some of the new jobs will have similar titles, descriptions and salaries to the ones being eliminated.
We break down the numbers by department below.
174 POSITIONS BEING ELIMINATED:
- Operations (94) - 64 will be eliminated through attrition (custodians); 25 are currently staffed; 5 are vacant
- Talent Management (24) - 15 are currently staffed; 9 are vacant
- Teaching and Learning (22) - 21 are currently staffed; 1 is vacant
- Finance (14) - 4 are currently staffed; 10 are vacant
- Chief of Schools (12) - 8 are currently staffed; 4 are vacant
- IT/Data (5) - 2 are currently staffed; 3 are vacant
- Deputy Superintendent's Office (2) - currently staffed
- Superintendent's Office (1) - currently vacant
140 POSITIONS BEING CREATED:
- Operations - 96
- Teaching and Learning - 24
- Chief of Schools - 10
- Talent Management - 5
- Finance - 3
- Communications - 1
- Design Lab - 1
For more detailed information on position deletions and creations, including description and salaries, visit the online agenda for the February 18 school board meeting. This supplemental information starts on page 6.
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