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August 20, 2017

Sheldon Buxton

Remembering a Superintendent & a Cowboy

“Just call me Sheldon.” If you had ever asked Dr. Sheldon Buxton what you should call him, that’s what he likely would have said. His affable manner made for an easy rapport with the teachers, parents or anyone else who met him. Those who knew the Luther Public School Superintendent have been flooded with remembrances about him after the

Tragic news at LPS

Sadness and shock spread through Luther Friday morning when news circulated that outgoing Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Buxton has passed away. Unconfirmed reports say that Dr. Buxton apparently suffered a stroke while driving with his family in another state. More information from authorities is being gathered, but this is the information that was shared at school

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

The search for a new Superintendent

The Luther School Board outlined a procedure to hire a new superintendent, and evaluated outgoing Superintendent Sheldon Buxton at its January meeting. The agenda was fairly light and the meeting was straightforward, except for some questioning by Board Member Charles Defuria who boycotted an Executive Session for the purpose of evaluating Dr. Buxton’s performance. Treasurer

Mohr: I respect his decision

Luther School Board President Matt Mohr said he respects the decision of Dr. Sheldon Buxton to resign as superintendent. Mohr commented to The Luther Register on Thursday, hours after Monday night’s meeting agenda posted listing the resignation item. Dr. Buxton said he will read his letter of resignation Monday night and comment then. Mohr said

Dr. Buxton Resigning?

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.   Read the full agenda here. 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.

Lawsuit Against LPS Detailed

It’s a case of “he said versus he said.” Or a case of bids are not free. The Luther School District was recently sued by Norman architectural firm, ARC Architecture, LLC, for unpaid alleged work related to getting bids to repair the problematic leaky roof on the Luther Auditorium. The suit was filed in Oklahoma County

Luther Schools Sued

A Norman architectural firm wants its money from Luther Public Schools and its going to court to get it. In a breach of contract lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court on April 29, 2016, ARC Architecture, LLC, wants to be paid $17,751.32 for work completed plus attorneys fees for alleged contracted work. The project

The days are long but the year is short: LPS Board Recap

“Board meetings are business meetings and the board room is much more conducive for a business meeting,” said Luther Superintendent Sheldon Buxton. He was asked why May’s school board meeting was held in the boardroom, when for the last several months, the meetings have been held in the spacious auditorium in the same building. The nearly

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