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OKCPS BOE - end, June

Retroactive pay raises completed for OKCPS employees

It took two board meetings in one week, but the Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education has granted retroactive pay raises to all...
Gloria Torres and grandchildren

South side schools show discipline, pride on first day

Gloria Torres had overlapping reasons for visiting Fillmore Elementary Tuesday morning, the first day of school in Oklahoma City Public Schools. The south side elementary...
Aurora Lora

Principals, supt renew efforts to work together

Today Oklahoma City Public Schools principals and Superintendent Aurora Lora renewed their commitment to resolve tensions brewing between the two parties this fall. Free Press...
Dave Lopez Community School at Edgemere

Edgemere connection, part 2 – Rallying help for students

This is the second of a three-part series on David R. Lopez Community School at Edgemere Elementary in OKCPS. See the first and last...
OKCPS consolidation forum - Gatewood

Gatewood, Edgemere parents resist school closures

The largest rooms at Gatewood and Edgemere elementary schools were filled with angry parents Tuesday night. They were there to resist a plan proposed by...
OKCPS administration building - west exposure

After 62 years, OKCPS admins leaving historic building

After close to a decade of discussion, Oklahoma City Public Schools administrators are finally leaving their crumbling 96-year-old administration building at 900 N. Klein. The...
Cristo Rey St Bd of Ed deliberating

Catholic School focused on disadvantaged youth gets state accreditation

After two years of studies and planning, Cristo Rey OKC Catholic school is set to open its doors on August 10 with a unique...
Mary Melon blur

Into 2017 – Mélon begins third year at OKCPS Foundation

Mary Mélon started her third year as the president and CEO of the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools in September. And she is upbeat...
Aurora Lora hears criticism

School closure missteps create distrust for OKCPS supt

For the second time in three months, school closure issues threaten trust in Aurora Lora, Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent. Direct, and open expressions of...
Mark Mann, Dist 4, OKCPS Bd - 1

Mark Mann sworn to OKCPS board as least-known member

Mark Mann was sworn in to the open District 4 seat on the Oklahoma City Public Schools board in a special meeting Saturday. “Parental involvement...

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