TPS to hold forums on possible $38 million bond issue
BY ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
3/05/13 at 2:25 PM
Tulsa Public Schools is gearing up for a possible $38 million technology and safety bond initiative.
A series of community forums has been set in advance of a March 4 meeting where the Tulsa school board will decide whether to send the "Smart and Secure Schools" bond proposal to Tulsa voters.
The bond would provide funds to improve classroom technology and technology infrastructure, as well as for the installation of fire sprinklers in 11 buildings and upgrading school security systems.
Community forums are set for:
6 p.m., Feb. 21, at the Webster High School Auditorium, 1919 W 40th St.
6 p.m., Feb. 26, at the TPS Education Service Center, 3027 S. New Haven Ave.
6 p.m., Feb. 28, at the East Central High School Auditorium, 12150 E. 11th St.
"Our children need to be given every advantage to succeed in an increasingly digital world," said Tulsa Superintendent Keith Ballard. "We want to give our students every opportunity to become competent in the use of technology, as their college and career readiness will very much depend upon it. We look forward to sharing the details of this proposed bond with the community prior to a TPS board decision about whether or not to proceed with it."
Tulsa Public Schools superintendent Keith Ballard back in November. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World File