Education issues in Oklahoma City

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.
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State Board of Ed closes schools until April 6 in response to coronavirus

The Oklahoma State Board of Education Monday addressed the growing coronavirus pandemic by voting to close all public schools until April 6.

Coronavirus response – OKCPS waits to decide extension of spring break

Sunday afternoon OKCPS Supt. Sean McDaniels sent an email to families and staff they still plans to resume classes Monday, March 23 after spring break.
Taft Middle School

OKCPS closes Friday the 13th ahead of spring break

Claiming to have no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus or COVID-19, OKCPS is canceling classes and all activities Friday, March 13.
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Four more years for two veteran OKCPS Board members

Two veteran Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education members, Carrie Jacobs and Mark Mann, were each sworn in for another term from 2020 to 2024.