|Superintendent Gist’s Contract Renewal/Extension:
- The Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve Superintendent Deborah Gist contract extension on Thursday.
- The board voted 4-3 in executive session. Those who voted no were Board Members Ashley, Griffin, & Marshall.
- TPS Board Chair waited until the 11th hour to call a special meeting, making it difficult for parents and citizens to show up.
- At the time of the meeting, Superintendent Gist’s annual performance review had not been completed by the board.
- There is a total lack of transparency on what metrics she is supposed to be evaluated by.
- Furthermore, why is the board extending a contract that is already several years out?
Students proficient in Math OK 33% TPS 16%
Students proficient in Reading OK 34% TPS 19%
It is apparent Tulsa Public Schools is in complete disarray. Gist and her administration are complete failures, and have repeatedly abdicated their responsibility to protect our students, teachers, and everyone else in the district. It is time for change!
We must come together, diligently show up to board meetings, and voice our concerns!
Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at the Education Service Center, 3027 S New Haven Ave, starting at 6:30 PM. Information on TPS and the Board: https://www.tulsaschools.org/about/board-of-education
In addition to showing up to board meetings, we need strong conservatives that are willing to run for office and serve as board members. In 2023, TPS Board Member/Chair Stacey Woolley is up for re-election. If you are a Republican, live in district one and interested in running for office, please let us know!
With one more seat on the School Board, we will have the ability to change the direction our children’s education is headed and replace the Superintendent, whose loyalty lies not with the students and parents, but with people focused on bleeding our education system dry with continuously failing results and bloated administrative overhead.
*Please note that TPS is currently going through their redistricting process. If you would like to run for office, make certain that you live deep into the district. Being close to the eastern and northern boundaries subject you to possibly being drawn out of the district.