Oologah School Board Holds Special Meeting, Deliberates Future Of Superintendent

Thursday, June 18th 2020, 9:16 pm
By: Brooke Griffin

After an investigation into allegations of misconduct, the Oologah School Board delayed a decision on whether or not to terminate Superintendent Max Tanner.

This comes after several parents complained about how some faculty situations have been handled since he's been in his position.

The Oologah School board decided after almost five hours of discussion to table the superintendent's annual evaluation to June 29th, not making a final decision on his position right now.

Parents said the investigation into Tanner began when he let the high school girls basketball coach Trent Winters quietly resign in January after six complaints from parents of sexual harassment on the junior high and high school level.

According to the state board of education, this is the fifth employee under his term as superintendent that has been suspended or resigned on sexual misconduct accusations in just four years.

The board passed directives that will be implemented to the superintendent, saying new teachings and procedures will be put into place for staff on how to handle misconduct in school.