Local & Regional
11:40 am
Tue November 15, 2011

TPS Suspensions Announced

Tulsa, OK – The entire leadership of the Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Department is sent home. Athletic Director Stephanie Spring, Assistant A-Ds Trish Pruitt and Jon Wheeler were suspended with full pay and benefits. The school district's Stephan Mayfield will step in as the acting Athletic Director.

A statement from Superintendent Ballard says because it is a personnel matter, there will be no further comment. Last summer, the trio was suspected of getting into the personal email of a secretary who was being fired.

Read Dr. Ballard's statement:

"TPS today has suspended Athletic Director Dr. Stephanie Spring and Assistant Athletic Directors Jon Wheeler and Trish Pruitt pending further decisions on each individual's employment status. These suspensions are with full pay and benefits as required by law. Because it is a personnel matter, no further information can be released at this time.
"Effective immediately and until further notice, Stephen Mayfield, executive assistant to the associate superintendent of secondary schools, will serve as TPS acting athletic director. We appreciate Stephen very much for stepping into this important role."