Voters should apply early for absentee ballots; view ballots

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots; view ballots

Voters in Logan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the August 23 City of Guthrie, Crescent Public School, and Deer Creek Special Election and Runoff Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until […]

Langston University attended inaugural convening of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program in Washington, D.C.

Langston University attended inaugural convening of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program in Washington, D.C.

Representatives from Langston University attended the inaugural convening of the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program yesterday in Washington D.C., which allows incarcerated students to receive federal Pell Grant funding for postsecondary education. Last month, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 69 selected colleges and universities that will provide postsecondary education to nearly 12,000 students in more […]

Elimination of textbook funds has districts scrambling, delays textbook adoption

Elimination of textbook funds has districts scrambling, delays textbook adoption

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state Legislature’s elimination of all funds designated for school textbooks has forced the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to recommend a one-year delay of textbook selection. Although $33 million was appropriated for textbooks in Fiscal Year 2016, legislators zeroed out the line item for the next fiscal year, which begins July […]

Supt. Hofmeister applauds House, Senate for reducing teacher evaluation mandates

Supt. Hofmeister applauds House, Senate for reducing teacher evaluation mandates

OKLAHOMA CITY – House leaders today unanimously passed a bill that eliminates the requirement to use student academic growth in Oklahoma’s teacher evaluation system. House Bill 2957, which is estimated to save Oklahoma school districts millions of dollars and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) more than $500,000, has been sent to the Governor’s […]

Governor recognizes three Guthrie schools for academic achievement

Governor recognizes three Guthrie schools for academic achievement

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin recognized the teachers, staff, students and parents of 36 schools, including Guthrie Public Schools, for their efforts to improve their school grades in Oklahoma’s A-F School Report Card. The schools were presented with the Governor’s Spotlight on Academic Achievement Award. Recognized schools included elementary, middle, junior and high schools. “This […]

Meridian Technology Center celebrates success of program completers; Graduation set for May 19

Aliyah Allison of Guthrie is one of nearly 265 students who will be recognized for completing career and technical training at Meridian Technology Center during the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. Graduation will be held May 19 at the Wes Watkins Center at OSU.

Meridian Technology Center celebrates success of program completers; Graduation set for May 19

STILLWATER, Okla. – Nearly 265 students from Meridian Technology Center will be recognized for completing their training during the school’s upcoming graduation.

Guthrie schools will need to cut $1.5 million from next year’s budget

Guthrie schools will need to cut $1.5 million from next year’s budget

Assuming the State of Oklahoma does have any additional budget failures, the Guthrie school district is expected to see a reduction of $1.5 million in funding for the next school year. Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson addressed the state funding crisis and its impact on the school district at Monday evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent: “Perfect storm” for our district from a financial standpoint

Superintendent: “Perfect storm” for our district from a financial standpoint

In January, in this column and through district email, I described the financial problems ahead for not only our district but also the state.  On Monday night I presented the facts to the Board of Education detailing where we are financially, how we got there and also how we can weather what I’ve called the […]