Tulsa School superintendent's ' State of Education' address tonight


Tuesday, January 18th 2005, 6:11 am
By: News On 6


School improvements and affirmative action are two topics expected to be covered in Tulsa's State of the Schools address.

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent David Sawyer will make that speech to the Tulsa School Board tonight.

6 in the Morning reporter Omar Villafranca says the Tulsa Public School system is the largest in Oklahoma and Superintendent Doctor David Sawyer is looking to improve the schools.

On the administrative side, Sawyer says he'll talk tonight about the district's budget and physical improvements that can be made to some of the schools. The School Board will also hear a proposal for a pre-engineering program at Memorial High School. The school will focus on students wanting to study science and math in college. If board members like what they hear, they can vote for it next month.

The board will also discuss canceling the district's affirmative action policy. Other TPS officials say the affirmative action policy is already included in another school board policy. TPS maintains it will continue to recruit minorities for openings.

The State of the Schools address will start at 7 PM at the Education Service Center. It's located at 3027 South New Haven Avenue.

The speech is open to the public.