The SeeWorth Academy Board appears to be set to meet Friday at 11 a.m. to discuss giving up their charter and ending their contract with Oklahoma City Public Schools.
On an undated board agenda posted on their website today, SeeWorth has the following item:
“3. Discussion, consideration and potential action to relinquish charter and terminate contract with Oklahoma City School District effective June 30, 2019, pursuant to Okla. Stat. tit. 70 par 3-137.”
That paragraph in the Oklahoma Statutes is in the section about charter schools and is titled, “Duration of contract–Performance report–Renewal–Termination–School closure.”
The actual name of the authorizing district is “Oklahoma City Public Schools.”
This comes after the SeeWorth Board had a meeting set for 5 p.m. Wednesday and then canceled. Then, they filed a new notice with the Oklahoma County Clerk of the Friday meeting.
Calls were not being answered at the school on Friday when we checked.
Oklahoma City Public Schools spokespersons said they would not have any comment until the district is notified of the official actions of the SeeWorth Board Friday.
Free Press was the first to report Friday that there were serious problems with SeeWorth Academy’s bookkeeping and reporting to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
OKSDE has demanded compliance after having given the school since March 19 to bring their reports and financial bookkeeping up to date.
One of the demands was to bring records for a “corporate account” back to the school grounds from Talihina, Oklahoma where the OKSDE believed the records were being kept.
Free Press has not been able to confirm persistent rumors about keys being taken away from the Superintendent, Janet Grigg and several of her top administrators about two weeks ago.
We will continue to follow this situation and give updates as information becomes more available. We will cover the scheduled meeting tomorrow.