Education

Education issues in Oklahoma City

OKCPS

OKCPS — New all-virtual start date, more temporary authority for supt

The Board of Ed for Oklahoma City Public Schools met Tuesday to address the ever-changing situation of COVID-19 beginning to run amok in Oklahoma.
OKCPS

OKC Public Schools to offer both in-person and virtual options in new year

Oklahoma City Public Schools will use a plan for the upcoming school year intended to provide maximum flexibility in a still highly-unpredictable pandemic.
Douglass High School

OKCPS Douglass HS coach tests positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma City Public Schools now has a new positive COVID-19 test among its staff - this time a coach at Frederick A. Douglass High School in Oklahoma City.
Putnam City Public Schools

Putnam City Schools Board of Ed denies Sodexo contract by narrow vote

Sodexo, a facilities management service corporation, narrowly missed getting a contract for support and maintenance staffing at Putnam City Public Schools.
George Floyd

Racism, death of George Floyd condemned in OKCPS Board resolution

Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Ed passed a resolution expressing sorrow for the killing of George Floyd and condemned "racism in any form" Monday.
OKCPS

Unemployment fraud claims jump 275% for OKCPS over last school year

Oklahoma City Public Schools has seen a 275% increase in fraudulent unemployment claims this school year over the previous school year 2018-2019.
teachers union

Shoecraft wins AFT-OKC union president election – represents many firsts

Torie Shoecraft won decisively against opponent Michelle Manley in the AFT-OKC teachers union election Friday capturing 82% of the votes.
Zoom-bombed

Oklahoma State Board of Ed “Zoom-bombed” in virtual meeting Thursday

The Oklahoma State Board of Education was the latest to fall victim to a "Zoom-bombing" attack Thursday when a hacker flooded their virtual session's chat.
Supt Sean McDaniel

OKCPS Board votes for Supt McDaniel to stay three more years

Monday night's vote of the OKCPS Board of Education went 7-1 for two-year Superintendent Sean McDaniel's contract to extend to the end of June, 2023.
OKCPS

OKCPS Board sets May 8 as new end of school – ensures employee pay

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education Friday voted to move the end of school to May 8 and to pay all personnel to the end of the year.