North Tulsa school adding diverse staff members for new school year

VIDEO: North Tulsa school works to increase diversity in staff hiring

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Monroe Demonstration Academy is focusing on adding diverse staff members for the new 2019-2020 school year.
  • Over the summer of 2019, the school hired more than 70 teachers and support staff.
  • The school's employees are now 55 percent people of color -- compared to the 27 percent average throughout the district.
  • The school's principal told FOX23 that each class is expected to stay under 30 students.
  • Every teacher is expected to have a second employee in the classroom -- such as a paraprofessional or teacher's assistant.
  • The principal says they have a diverse student body and are proud to have a staff that reflects that diversity.
  • WATCH FOX23 Reporter Jackie DelPilar's full story:

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