Education issues in Oklahoma City

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.

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.
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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.

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 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.

Decision to close schools for rest of year “imminent” says OKCPS supt

The superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools now says the decision by the state superintendent to close all public schools in the state is "imminent."

OKCPS begins city-wide meal pick-ups March 23 during coronavirus crisis

Oklahoma City Public Schools will be delivering meals to be picked up for students in a number of neighborhoods across the expansive district.
Putnam City Public Schools

Putnam City Public Schools adjust to statewide closure, release guidelines

Putnam City Schools released closure guidelines for all employees, students and families Thursday following the State Board of Ed's closure order.
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OKCPS Board declares coronavirus emergency, grants powers to supt

The OKCPS Board of Education voted to declare an emergency Tuesday morning where they also granted extended powers to Superintendent Sean McDaniel.