Oologah-Talala School Board Meets To Discuss Dismissal Of Football Coach

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 11:11 pm
By: News On 6

The Oologah-Talala school board received a recommendation from the superintendent saying he wants to dismiss head football coach Chase Kime.

The board held a special meeting Wednesday to read the recommendation from superintendent Max Tanner to fire Kime.

Before providing copies of his recommendation to the board, Tanner told the board and the citizens in attendance that his recommendation would not be a public record until after the board holds a due process hearing.

Each member of the board then silently read the recommendation. A board member made a motion for the board to meet on October 30th at 6 p.m. to respond to the recommendation and the motion was approved.

Kime's attorney asked the board several times to allow Kime to speak at the meeting. The board president pointed out that since that was not on the agenda the board could not allow it. The only items on the agenda were the superintendent's presentation of his recommendation and the board's vote to schedule a meeting about the recommendation.

The board president said Kime would be able to address the board at the meeting in October.

No one with the district has commented publicly about why the superintendent recommended Kime's dismissal.