Parent Resource Center
The Parent Resource Center is a welcoming, empowering, and engaging community space for all Tulsa Public School parents and families. The Parent Resource Center provides continuous and meaningful services, educational opportunities, and resources for parents to support their children from conception to their middle and high school years to prepare for college, careers, and life. We utilize a collaborative and holistic approach with family engagement, community involvement, and support services to address children and families' social, educational, and emotional needs.
The purpose of the resource center is to:
- Encourage families to engage with the schools;
- Assist parents with educational support services and opportunities that enable them to support their children's education;
- Offer centralized social services for families.
Anticipated Service Expansion
- GED courses (Spanish class)
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Services
- Workforce Development
- Mental Health Services
- Financial Literacy
- Parent Academy Sessions
*services expected to be added during the 2021-2022 school year
In the fall of 2018, Tulsa Public Schools began a historic effort to improve teaching and learning experiences for students and families through radical collaboration with the communities we serve. Superintendent Deborah Gist, Board member Jennettie Marshall, and the Tulsa Board of Education formed the North Tulsa Community Education Task Force lead by the Reverend M.C. Potter and Reverend Andrea Chambers to take on the urgent work of reviewing the design of the McLain feeder pattern and developing recommendations to improve the experiences of students in those schools.
The membership comprises: community leaders, community activists, educators, entrepreneurs, pastors, counselors, parents, and supporters of North Tulsa.
The members of the North Tulsa Community Education Task Force worked intensively to engage with each other and with community members to develop a set of recommendations for how to best serve students in North Tulsa in the 2019-2020 school year and beyond.
In January 2019, the Task Force presented a set of recommendations for how to best serve students in McLain feeder pattern schools, which included the creation of the Parent Resource Center.