Tulsa Public Schools Facing Extreme Staffing Shortage

Tuesday, August 2nd 2022, 4:58 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla -

The superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools says the district is facing an extreme staffing shortage ahead of the fall semester.

Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist says there are job openings in every single department across the district.

According to Dr. Gist, the statewide teacher shortage is only making hiring more difficult.

"We have a situation in Oklahoma right now that is of catastrophic proportions and I fear that it is not getting the amount of attention that it needs to get." said Dr. Gist.

TPS students are set to return to the classroom on Thursday, August 18.