• Tulsa school, city officials meet to discuss budget solutions

    By: Rick Maranon


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • City and school leaders in Tulsa announced Wednesday they will work together to try to get more money for local schools.
    • Leaders from Tulsa Public Schools, Union Public Schools and Jenks Public Schools were all part of the conversation.
    • City councilors and Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum also joined in the meeting. They asked school officials about budgets, hiring, salaries and concerns from constituents.
    • The city agreed to look at property tax incentives and will continue to lobby at the Oklahoma Capitol.
    • City leaders say they will go back and study what the city charter and state law allows as the best way to move forward and hold another meeting when they have more solid solutions.

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