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July 21, 2018

Luther Public Schools

Funds with which to end the year

The Luther School Board met in its next to last meeting of the fiscal year Monday night. They hired some teachers, a new elementary principal, approved various contracts and were told the district is closing in on having nearly one million dollars in “carry-over” funding to start the next school budget year that begins next

Principal Shuffle: Wilson retires and Meek moves to High School

As the current school year winds down, Luther Public Schools will open in the fall with three new principals.  The school board, in a Special Meeting Monday, accepted the resignation of Elementary Principal Sheila Wilson who is retiring. High School Principal Jerry Martin announced his resignation back in February, and current first-year Middle School Principal

Back to School

UPDATED to include School Board President Steve Broudy’s comment. Many Oklahoma school districts will continue a teacher walk-out on Wednesday, but Luther Public Schools will be open. Superintendent Barry Gunn announced late Tuesday that classes will resume Wednesday, April 11. School has been canceled for seven days because of a lack of certified teachers in the

LPS, By the numbers

With so much attention focused at the State Capitol and education funding, some are asking about the numbers in Luther. Luther Public Schools posts its numbers every month in the Board of Education Agenda packet. Click here for the Monday, April 9 meeting. The first couple of pages include the agenda, followed by about 46 pages

A big hoax

No credible threat against Luther High School exists, according to Luther Police Chief David Randall. A statement released this morning said that interviews with the suspects who threatened to “shoot up Luther High School” led authorities to believe the incident was a hoax. Still, 18-year-old Kristian Flanigan could face charges. Flanigan was picked up sometime

FBI has Flanigan

  Word from Luther Police Department that the alleged suspect in the threat against the school is being interviewed by federal authorities. No word on whether the suspect, Kristian Flanigan, is under arrest. He was picked up sometime Monday and is being questioned by the FBI. Last Friday, Flanigan allegedly posted on Snapchat that he

FBI Searches for Flanigan

Luther Police Chief David Randall says it appears numbers are down at school today as classes resumed after Spring Break under a cloud of a threat made against the high school, and he answered lots of questions from parents and teachers during dropoff. Randall said the student, identified as Kristian Flanigan, used SnapChat to say

Long Awaited School Audit Released

It took almost two and a half years, but the audit conducted by the State Auditor & Inspector’s Office was finally released today, March 18, 2018. The Luther Register’s first story about the cititzen’s petition being submitted to the state calling for the investigative audit was  back in November of 2015. For some time, we have

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