|Updated: 6/19/2012 9:18 am
||Published: 6/18/2012 8:51 pm
Another anonymous donor has saved dozens of teaching jobs at Tulsa Public Schools.
The school board announced a $1.2 million donation Monday night at the school board meeting.
A total of 75 teaching jobs were on the chopping block because of state funding cuts. Monday's donation, plus a previous anonymous donation of more than $600,000 earlier in June, essentially saves all of those jobs.
Here's how the math breaks down: the donations saved 45 teachers, the district will fill 19 open administrative jobs with teacher jobs instead. And TPS will pay the rest with the superintendent's reserve fund.
"This is a one-time only fix," said TPS spokesman Chris Payne. "The state legislature needs to adequately fund these positions."
Also Monday, the TPS board moved forward with approving a search for a new superintendent. Dr. Keith Ballard leaves his post in July 2013.