The Tulsa School board begins the process of deciding on admission changes at Booker T and Carver

Tuesday, December 2nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The debate over the future of admissions at two magnet schools continues. The Tulsa School board heard plenty on the matter at a meeting Monday night.

Superintendent Dr David Sawyer wants admissions to Booker T Washington High School and Carver Middle School to be based on geography or quadrants. Julius Pegues heads the Tulsa Education and Community Heritage group or TEACH.

His group wants students living in the neighborhoods near the schools to have admission preference. "The black community has endured an inequity in this desegregation for over thirty years and now is the time to correct it."

Dr David Sawyer: "the worst thing we can have in our community with the success of these schools is a feeling of uncertainty or not knowing what the future may hold I think that we owe our communities a decision."

The school board meets again in two weeks, where they'll either vote on the issue or decide to study it further.