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June 25, 2017

Education

Meek returns and other school board actions

The Luther School Board unanimously voted in Monday’s meeting to hire Shawn Meek, former Lions football coach, as the new middle school principal. He succeeds Principal Barry Gunn as he moves to superintendent. “We’re excited to be back,” Meek said as the room applauded his return. Meek returns to Luther after a one-year stint in

A week for Town & School Board Meetings

Those who govern our Town and Luther Public Schools will meet this week for monthly meetings. MONDAY NIGHT: School Board Read the agenda here. Of note is the hiring of a new middle school principal. One name is on the list, and it’s a familiar one, Mr. Shawn Meek, previously known mostly as Coach Meek. He was

School Board Candidate Application

For any qualified Luther School District resident interested in being appointed to a one-year term on the school board, here is a provided application from the Oklahoma State School Boards Association. Download the application that provides a way for applicants to show qualifications and requires a notary signature:  BBB-E3. According to School Board President Steve Broudy,

Gunn named Luther Superintendent

Barry Gunn was unanimously selected the new superintendent of Luther Public Schools during a special school board meeting Thursday night. “I’m excited for the opportunity and am overwhelmed by the support from the community,” said Gunn who was the undisputed “fan favorite” for the job to lead the 900-student district. Gunn currently is the middle

Special Meetings Thursday: TOWN & SCHOOL

The Luther School Board and the Luther Town Board have some business to get done this week. Both entities have called Special Meetings for Thursday night. The Luther School Board will meet at 7pm. The agenda is here.  Agenda items: Discuss and take action on hiring a superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year. Discuss and

DeFuria quits, and other school board happenings

In a surprise move at the end of Monday’s March school board meeting, Charles DeFuria resigned. He is the board member who has openly criticized the administration and has voted “no” on most agenda item involving money. “I’m just tired,” he said during the New Business portion of the agenda after announcing his resignation effective

For your Calendar & To Do List

Life swirls, does it not? Here’s a briefer of some things going on … Voter registration deadline. In Luther Town limits? Planning on voting April 4 for the town election to elect four trustees on the five-member board. You must be registered to vote by March 10. Here’s a link from the State Election Board that tells

Zoo seeks giraffe artists

When you make a trip to the Oklahoma City zoo, is visiting Ursula, Noel and Ellie a must? Maybe you are anxious to see Ellie’s offspring Julu and Ketara? Those visits to the zoo’s giraffe exhibit might be inspiration for your K-12 student to enter an art contest sponsored by the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical

New School Board Leadership

It took three tries to elect new leadership for the Luther School Board last Thursday night. The February 23 Special Meeting was just about a week after the school board election in which former board president Matt Mohr was defeated by Tony Rumpl. Rumpl took the oath of office at the meeting, then the five

Generosity, for the love of learning

Brief update. Luther fifth grade teacher Debi Reid reports that she has received commitments to acquire all of the number four book in the Rush Revere series, after her appeal on social media and a story on The Luther Register circulated! That book is Rush Revere and the Star Spangled Banner. Great news. Now to

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