UPDATE – 5:30 p.m., Friday, January 12 – After more negotiations, Starr is back as a roving principal to fill in for other principals for the remainder of her contract. See the story that follows this one.
Oklahoma City Public Schools will hold the public termination hearing for Sue Starr, former principal of Northeast High School at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 16 in the NEHS auditorium.
As her students watched, Starr’s supervisors walked her out of the building in late October minutes after a student protest in the hallway outside the offices of Superintendent Aurora Lora.
Students and parents perceived that Starr was being humiliated and readied for firing for not stopping the student action.
That protest was the last of a series of protests and meetings over the issue that started the week before.
Students were protesting overcrowding and lack of resources at Northeast this year.
Superintendent Aurora Lora moved her offices and other top district administrators to the building last summer as the district makes a transition from the 900 N. Klein building into a former bank building being readied as a new administration building at 600 N. Classen Boulevard.
Free Press reported October 25 and 26 on the series of events as the district worked to keep the situation quiet.
- Parents, students fear NE High Sch principal may be fired
- NEHS principal’s attorney calls for “immediate reinstatement”
District officials have shown detailed plans for the remodel of 600 N. Classen for a new administration building and boardroom, but there are no apparent signs of work being done on that building yet.