I have worked for the Tulsa World from 1995-2000 and from 2005-present. I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Photographic Arts/Journalism. I live in Owasso with my wife, Brandi, and daughters, Sonnie and Sarah.
The Tulsa Health Department has partnered with Saint Francis Health System, Passport Health and Total Wellness to vaccinate teachers and other school staff serving students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade across the county.
After almost 11 months of distance learning, Tuesday was the first day of in-person instruction for Tulsa Public Schools’ Tier 3 and 4 special education students, as well as fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth graders, plus seventh graders at the district’s junior high schools. #oklaed
Leaders for PSO and the Tulsa Regional Chamber endorsed Tulsa Public Schools' upcoming $414 million bond proposal Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the Tulsa County Republican Party is asking voters to reject the proposal, partly due to the district's declining enrollment and reliance on distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several area school districts, including Union, Bixby and Tulsa are using federal COVID-19 relief funds to take a summer camp-style approach to summer school to encourage student participation while addressing pandemic-induced needs.
The Tulsa school board voted 4-1 Monday night to drop the district's mask requirement. The vote came after about 30 people rallied outside the Education Service Center in opposition to the district's $414 million bond proposal that goes before voters on Tuesday.