TULSA, Oklahoma – Most teachers at Tulsa Public Schools are willing to change schools if it means greater student access to various "trade ups," the district said Tuesday.
Tulsa Public Schools released the results of its survey of nearly 1,400 teachers, principals and certified staff regarding the district's Project Schoolhouse proposals. The three proposals are aimed at making the district leaner and more efficient.
According to the district, most teachers and principals were willing to change to a different school if it meant greater student access to the following "trade ups":
"Clearly, with the appropriate trade ups, teachers and principals are willing to make a change if it will benefit students," Dr. Keith Ballard, Superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, said.
According to the district, the survey also found that 52.8 percent of the educators questioned rated the accessibility and equity of current programs to all children in the district as "not equitable."
Other results include:
"We are committed to taking all thoughts and opinions into account, including the many ideas we are receiving at community forums," Ballard said. "We are already making adjustments to what will become our final plan based on the input we are receiving from parents, educators and the Tulsa community."
The district will host four forums before making a final decision expected on May 2, 2011. All four forums [listed below] will begin at 6 p.m. in the individual school's auditorium:
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