Tulsa Public Schools again calls on Teach For America for their assistance with summer programs June 11th. Over 5,000 students are enrolled into this year’s summer school. Tulsa City-County Health Department offers a voluntary class on prevention of teen pregnancy for secondary students. Elementary students have an opportunity to participate in a YMCA GO program which is centered on character development.
There are more budget challenges for the Tulsa Public Schools. As the school board begins work on a new budget, the school district chief financial officer Trish Williams says a $7.6-million federal grant is ending.
That grant was used to pay teacher salaries over a two year period. The first year, Williams says the district used $2.7 million. The remainder, $ 5.6-million, is being used this year.