In 36 Hours, Tulsa Parents Raise $39K To Save Teacher's Job

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 1:47 pm
By: Emory Bryan

Eliot Elementary School parents reached a goal to save teacher on Thursday, raising $39,000 in about 36 hours.

There will be a celebration in the schoolyard at 1:10 p.m.

Tulsa Public Schools is moving teachers this week. Twenty-six are being reassigned from schools that have enough teachers to schools that need more.

About a third of the schools in Tulsa will either lose teachers or get new ones; and either way, it's a big disruption for kids in the classroom.

Eliot Elementary wanted to avoid that by paying the salary of the teacher they have and allowing the district to hire someone else to move to the school that needs another teacher.

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