Hofmeister to hold education town hall Tuesday in Tulsa


TULSA (Nov. 10, 2016) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will host a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Tulsa to hear Oklahomans’ thoughts on how to strengthen public education and refocus on meeting the needs of individual students.

The meeting will be the fourth in a series of one-hour town halls enabling the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to gather input as the agency creates a comprehensive state plan to bolster academic performance for all students and reduce barriers that hold many kids back. OSDE began the town hall series in Duncan and Ada, where more than 400 people attended. Future town hall stops include Enid, Yukon and Muskogee.

Deborah Gist, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, will introduce Hofmeister on Tuesday.

OSDE has received support from the community for the event, including promotional efforts by Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, surrounding school districts and local parent-teacher organizations.

What: Education Town Hall
When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15
Where:  Metropolitan Baptist Church. 1228 W. Apache St., Tulsa

For more information about the education town halls happening this fall, click here.