• Tulsa Public Schools plans "work the contract" effort, backs teacher walkout plan


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    • Tulsa teachers will start their "work the contract" effort on Monday.
    • Teachers will stop working at the end of each school day.
    • They won't go over their contracted 7 hours and 50 minutes per day.

    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Public School teachers will leave their classrooms as soon as the school day is over beginning Monday for a "work the contract" effort. They will not work more than the 7 hours and 50 minutes allotted in their contract.

    Tulsa Teachers To Stop Working At End Of School Days Starting Monday

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    That means tasks like grading papers, responding to emails and calls won’t get done outside of the classroom.

    SEE MORE: State employees to develop action plan for April walkout

    Oklahoma Teachers Want A Pay Raise And Better Funded Schools

    Oklahoma teachers are seeking a pay raise and better funded schools. If they don’t get what they are asking for, teachers statewide will walk out on April 2.

    Tulsa Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist released a statement Sunday in part saying the district supports teachers in the effort.

    "This means that effective Monday, April 2, every school in our district would be closed indefinitely until Oklahoma state leaders create a permanent sustainable plan to pay educators the professional salaries they deserve." - Deborah Gist

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    Teachers said the “work the contract” effort will go throughout the month.

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