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TULSA, Okla. – FOX23 takes a closer look at the Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) budget. A concern expressed by some members of the Board of Education is that there is no increase in security, even after the recent mass shootings.

Of the nearly $700 million TPS budget for the next school year, new school board member E’Lena Ashley said there’s been no talk of increased security. She said she requested a special meeting for it, but she claimed she was turned down.

Ashley also said she asked if the TPS Chief of Police could make a presentation to the board, as the district is currently hiring a few security companies.

“[Security Resource Officers], I guess the demand is low,” Ashley said. “I understand there are a few. In my opinion, in this kind of climate, there should be some kind of resource manager in every school, at least one.

School board member John Croissant said security teams are assisting school police. He also said the school district is working closely with Tulsa first responders.

“One of the most important things to stop with the kind of violence we see in Uvalde or Saint Francis is because we have great first responders here. Our police, EMSA, our firefighters will come quickly, but for they respond, we need people to see, hear and share,” Croisant said.

TPS’s See, Hear, and Share program is designed for students, teachers, parents, and the Tulsa community to report things anonymously. You can text or call (918)-480-SAFE. If it is an immediate emergency, call 911.

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