Termination Hearings Set For Tulsa Elementary Teachers

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 12:46 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Public Schools has scheduled termination hearings for two teachers at Skelly Elementary. They're accused of violating security rules on the state test.

A source tells News On 6 the teachers were writing down questions and answers - and passing them to students.

The state has invalidated reading and math tests for 90 students, all in 6th grade. They'll retake the test this week.

5/4/2015 Related Story: TPS Students To Retake Tests Amid Accusations Of Teachers Cheating

"We've termed it as a violation of test security," said Chris Johnson, Tulsa Public Schools Accountability Director. 

"One of the things you have to do is keep the test secure, and that involves making sure no one outside of the testing room has access to the test questions or test answers."

Teachers Rebecca McCall and Jo Dawn Sallee were removed from their classrooms when TPS learned of the allegations

On Monday night, the school board set the hearings to consider firing the teachers.