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Tulsa Public Schools Wants To Talk About 2021 Bond

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Tulsa Public Schools is holding informational sessions to talk about the bond for public schools slated for the June 8th ballot.

 

The bond has four propositions relating to a variety of areas, including investments in transporation and technology. 

 

"One improvement is to make sure we continue to invest in technology around buses...so that when kids get in, they swipe their badges and we can see which kid is on the bus," said Jorge Robles, Chief Finance and Operations Officer for TPS.

 

Robles said he wants to communicate this bond will not raise taxes. 

 

"We structured this bond so that taxes will remain level. This bond does not increase taxes for any Tulsan."

 

If the bond doesn't pass, Robles said TPS would have to spend time regrouping.

 

"The impact would be pretty significant and devastating," said Robles. "Right now, because of the state of affairs with state funding, in Tulsa Public Schools we rely and depend on $80 million a year from the bond."

 

To see a schedule and register for an informational session, visit tulsaschools.org/bondsessions.