TPS sent out the notices now because each teacher's contract requires notice by June first if they're going to lose their jobs.
286 teachers is maximum number the district would cut under the most severe state budget cuts.
Superintendent Keith Ballard criticized the state legislature for delaying decisions on school funding, leaving districts no choice but to make cuts, in hopes of restoring them later.
TULSA, OK -- Tulsa Public Schools plans to notify as many as 286 teachers they won't be on the job next year.
The school district says it's planning for the worst, while hoping to end up hiring some of the teachers who get the notice.
Tulsa Public Schools could terminate 286 teachers to save money. It's the maximum number the district would cut under the most severe state budget cuts.
"The last thing any superintendent wants to do is reduce the teaching workforce," said Dr. Keith Ballard, the superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools. "Having started my career in education as a teacher, my heart breaks for each and every teacher who will receive a notice of non-renewal in the coming days."
The district calls them "non-renewal notices," and they're going to 286 teachers, most of who were notified Wednesday.
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