Interesting night at the Luther Town Board. Anticipating a crowd, the meeting moved out of the tiny town hall auditorium on Main Street to the Community Center down the street. More than 100 citizens had plenty of room to sit, some signed the roster to speak publicly and eventually, very close to the meeting start time
Archives for November 2015
It’s been a long time since I’ve been an official journalist showing up at meetings juggling an agenda, notes and a microphone. It was so long ago when I covered school boards and town boards, that there was no “smart phone” to be charged, quick video to shoot or planning to live tweet any drama. I just had to get the
A cumbersome Luther Board of Education meeting was marked with citizens’ calls for the ouster of the superintendent, demands for increased integrity from the board, shouts from the audience opposing a four-day school week and assurances that the district is in serious financial trouble. Superintendent Sheldon Buxton responded briefly to public comments against him saying he was
While the agenda for the Nov. 9, 2015, Luther Board of Education is lengthy, one particular item is causing quite a stir. It’s item #21 … 21. Discussion and possible vote to disavow actions and communications of school board member Charles DeFuria in relation to claim of Oklahoma City Public Schools for re-payment of sinking
A petition drive is underway to gather at least 285 signatures of registered voters in the Luther Public Schools (involving Oklahoma, Logan and Lincoln Counties) to signal a state audit to “examine the books.” State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones confirmed to The Luther Register that citizens of the school district had approached his office and
Discipline. Money. And the four day week. Those make up some of the agenda items for Monday’s Luther Board of Education meeting. This is the first meeting of the board since last month’s election where district voters overwhelmingly rejected the controversial “Redefining Rural Education in Luther, OK” bond issue. Indeed, many financial related items are on the agenda,
The year Oklahoma became a state in 1907, the town of Luther had enjoyed a newspaper, the Luther Register, for several years. The front page of the Nov. 8, 1907, issue included a story about cotton farmers having a business meeting, the arrest of a hitchhiker who stole $45 from a man in his buggy.