Tulsa, Ok – With better than anticipated budget figures, the Tulsa Public Schools is recalling 188 teachers. The educators were laid-off at the end of the school year in May because of budget shortfalls. The biggest group of teachers, 107, will be returning to the elementary classroom. 29-will be going to the district's middle schools and 52 will be in Tulsa's nine high schools.
The teachers selected for call-back were picked on the TPS service record and classroom effectiveness.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Area United Way volunteer Board of Directors has approved a goal of $24,067,551 for its 2010 fundraising campaign that officially kicks off Friday, September 10, 2010. Dan Ellinor, Senior Executive Vice President of Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. and 2010 Campaign Chair, announced the goal following a meeting of the Board today.
Tulsa, OK – Statement from Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.
I was not present during the City Council's Special Meeting yesterday afternoon where the Council discussed taking possible disciplinary action against me and members of my staff, including my Chief of Staff Terry Simonson. I have been informed that the Council discussed, and is now considering, numerous options related to disciplining me and members of my staff. Again, I want to unequivocally state that I have never lied to the City Council.
Tulsa, OK – Ex-Arrow Trucking employees may pursue wage claims
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former employees of bankrupt Arrow Trucking Co. will be allowed to file wage claims after a bankruptcy judge ruled the company violated federal law.
Judge Terrence Michael ruled that Tulsa-based Arrow violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The WARN Act requires companies with more than 100 employees to give at least 60 days written notice of plans to close the business.
Tulsa, OK – Today the Tulsa Airport Improvements Trust awarded a $15.9 million Terminal Concourse B Renovation Contract to Manhattan Construction Group of Tulsa, OK. The architects for the project were Benham and Gensler, engineers are Benham, and URS will serve as Project Manager.
The project is part of the airport's overall $164 million Capital Improvement Program and will include the complete renovation of Concourse B which currently houses the gates and operations for Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
Tulsa, OK – One of Tulsa's two police helicopters will return to service tomorrow night. Mayor Bartlett made the announcement today. Pilot Byron Barnhart says the chopper can quickly get across the city and is an asset to ground officers.
The fate of an older helicopter is still pending. Mayor Bartlett says it may be declared surplus and sold.
Then Mayor Kathy Taylor and Police Chief Ron Palmer grounded the helicopters last fall for budget reasons.