Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville district may close elementary school
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville school officials say cuts in state funding has led them to discuss possibly closing an elementary school.
A letter sent to parents on Wednesday says the school board will discuss closing Oak Park Elementary School during a meeting Thursday. The letter from Superintendent Gary Quinn, Principal Ken Copeland and the director of elementary operations Dianne Martinez says the board will not vote on the issue until an April 18 meeting.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla lawmakers give governor power over ed board
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin will have control over the state board of education under a bill approved by the Legislature.
The House voted 63-35 on Wednesday, mostly along party lines, to allow the governor to replace the seven-member board after taking office. The governor would appoint one member from each of the state's five congressional districts, plus one at-large member. The state superintendent would serve as chairman of the board.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will hold a hearing in June on a utility company's request to recover about $17 million in costs from last year's ice storm that knocked out power to about 68,000 homes. If the request is approved, customers of American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma would pay about 85 cents more per month for every 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity they use.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) reports that a large portion of Oklahoma remains under a Red Flag Warning until 8 p.m. this evening. This warning is in effect for counties in southwestern and eastern Oklahoma.