Proposed Tulsa school board changes would alter agenda, comment rules | Education


Tulsa Public Schools’ Board of Education gave the general public its first take a look at proposed changes to its assembly insurance policies Monday night time.

“We’re all going to be operating in a new space,” board member Jennettie Marshall mentioned. “As much information as we’re getting to grow in that space, … we need to empower our constituents to be able to grow in that space, as well.”

As introduced Monday night time, the amendments name for eliminating the data agenda from board conferences’ general agendas and as an alternative transferring these objects on to both the consent agenda or the motion agenda.

Regular assembly agenda drafts would be launched 10 days previous to a gathering so the general public might present suggestions to particular person board members. The closing agendas are at present launched by 5 p.m. the Friday previous to Monday conferences.

An further proposed modification would enable for residents’ feedback, or remarks about an merchandise not on the agenda, solely on the first common assembly of every month. Public feedback, or remarks about objects on the agenda, would nonetheless be allowed at every common assembly and would be moved to the highest of the assembly. Currently, they’re heard all through the course of the night time.

The intent behind the proposed changes is a part of a possible overhaul in how the board conducts its conferences along side its strategic plan that’s slated to take impact in 2022-23.