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Monroe Nichols, Tulsa Mayoral Candidate, Speaks Out on Critical State Board Vote on TPS Accreditation


Aug. 24, 2023

TULSA, OK – Tulsa Mayoral Candidate Rep. Monroe Nichols released a statement on the decision by the Oklahoma State Board of Education to approve the accreditation of Tulsa Public Schools with deficiencies.

“I am appreciative of the hard work of the Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education for their diligent efforts to preserve the integrity of local control and keep our schools in the hands of those who know our community best. 

“For the sake of the 40,000 students in Tulsa Public Schools, the time has come to set aside political agendas. Let's come together and work towards enhancing educational outcomes for every child in Tulsa. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that our children are given the best opportunity to succeed, and I am excited to see what Tulsa can do.”


About State Rep. Monroe Nichols:

Monroe Nichols has consistently advocated for education, healthcare, justice reform, and economic growth. As the first African American to represent House District 72, Nichols is an established leader in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and serves as the current chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus. Nichols brings a wealth of experience from government, business, higher-education, and non-profit sectors. Nichols has been recognized with numerous awards for his public service. Now, he's ready to leverage his diverse expertise and commitment to progress to lead Tulsa into a brighter, more inclusive future.


Dana Walton, Campaign Manager

(307) 258-1825

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