Tulsa Superintendent Keith Ballard announced Monday that sufficient funding has been identified from budget savings and an anonymous donor to save 31 or 32 of 75 teacher positions that were recently eliminated because of the end of federal Jobs Bill funding.
"As we think about next year, there are still too many unknowns out there for us to say what we will do with the budget," Ballard said. "I have gone to outside sources, and we have had an anonymous donor step up and pledge to us 15 teacher allocations, which costs a little over $600,000."
Ballard added: "That's one time. You can't do that indefinitely."
The remaining 16 to 17 teaching positions can be saved because vacant administrative positions will be held open for at least the next year, he said.