Tulsa education officials say they need more time to consider Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and one other finalist in their search for a new superintendent.
The board had scheduled a vote for Monday, but Tulsa World reports they’ve delayed the vote until at least February 2nd.
Gist, who is a Tulsa native, has said she would like to remain in Rhode Island, but the opportunity to return to her hometown was too good to pass up.
Governor Gina Raimondo has been slow to signal whether she would ask Gist to remain as state education commissioner. Gist's tenure has been controversial, in part because of her support for high stakes testing for teacher evaluations and high school graduation.