Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State education officials say the average scores of Oklahoma high school seniors on the ACT exam remained steady at 20.7. The average score in math didn't change while the average science score increased as English and reading scores decreased slightly.
Tulsa, Ok – Upon the request of the Tulsa County fair board, the City of Tulsa has agreed to a stormwater fee credit that will end a dispute over outstanding fees charged to the County for stormwater collection and refuse services at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds.
The City agreed to credit the County's stormwater fees to account for the construction of a stormwater detention facility built prior to the City's annexation of the fairgrounds in 2009. The Tulsa County fair board voted to accept the credit today.
Tulsa, Okla. – A proposal for the development of the former Tulsa Fire Department headquarters at Fourth Street and Frankford Avenue met with a mixed response from City Council today.
At this morning's Urban and Economic Development Committee meeting, City Economic Development Director Mike Bunney said the plan would involve trading the property to the Tulsa Opera for development as its new headquarters, in exchange for a piece of land the Opera owns near the airport.
Tulsa, OK – More funding for education may be coming to Oklahoma. Tulsa Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Trish Williams says the state can get up to 119-million dollars in stimulus funding to save education jobs.
It will also be up to the governor how to distribute the funds. His options will be the "State Aid Formula" or the "Title One Formula".
Tulsa, OK – The public received its first look at the new logo for Tulsa Public Schools. The logo, donated by Walsh Branding of Tulsa, will eventually be emblazoned on all TPS buses and other district-related gear. The Public Information Office planned changes to the district's identity system to occur as part of regular maintenance, so there will be no additional cost.