Oologah-Talala School District placed on probationary accreditation status by Oklahoma State Board of Education

The Oologah-Talala School District’s accreditation status has dropped from fully accredited to probationary for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, and continuing through the 2020-21 school year, as voted on Thursday by the Oklahoma State Board of Education.

After a nearly three hour executive session, State Board member Brian Bobeck made the motion to drop the school’s accreditation, directing the State Department of Education’s legal counsel to draft a public reprimand to the OT Board of Directors and its superintendent, outlining the deficiencies which led to the change in accreditation status.

Further, the state board also will require the OT school board to give quarterly reports to the Oklahoma State Board of Education on how they intend to correct issues discussed while in executive session.

Bobek’s motion passed in a unanimous vote.

Oklahoma State Board of Education members include Joy Hofmeister (State Superintendent), Carlisha Bradley, Estela Hernandez, Kurt Bollenbach, Brian Bobeck, Jennifer Monies, and William “Bill” Flanagan of Claremore.

The Oologah-Talala Board of Education’s next scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 29.

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