The School Board Agenda posted for Monday night’s meeting, confirming another clue about the rumor circulating that Superintendent Sheldon Buxton is tendering his resignation.
No comment yet from Dr. Buxton about what his future plans might be, a reflection of his time leading the district or when his resignation might be effective. Buxton’s time with the district has been beset with issues involving school finance, lower enrollment, a controversial decision last school year to hire his wife as Dean of Students for the high school, and a citizen petition to ask for an audit of the district. The audit ongoing by the State Auditor and Inspector’s office is expected to be released in January.
Just this week, three candidates filed for a seat on the Luther School Board. Candidate Tony Rumpl, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper, said one of his main concerns for the district is issues with leadership. Other candidates are incumbent and current Board President Matt Mohr and Gerald McCauley.
The public school board meeting is Monday, December 12, at 6:30 pm in the board room. In addition to the resignation, that the board must accept, is at the end of the meeting. If you cannot attend, watch the meeting via The The Luther Register on Periscope (click here to join).