TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Public Schools has ten new teachers after a hiring event Saturday. 

More than 70 people visited with principals and interviewed to fill the empty positions. 

Many of the applicants applied weeks ago. 

A former Tulsa Police Officer who applied to be a teacher said the recent pay raise passed by the legislature had nothing to do with his decision to apply.  

"I'm here to do a service for the community more than a service for myself," said Teacher Applicant Randall Drew. 

There are nearly 100 job openings with TPS right now.  

To view a list of all open positions for TPS, visit this link