OKLAHOMA CITY – Interim superintendent Dave Lopez said a number of high-ranking administrators from the Oklahoma City Public School system are about to be fired.
He said, “Probably less than 10 people will be impacted by these changes, but part of that is so we can be efficient.”
Lopez said it could happen as early as this week.
He calls it a slimming of staff and re-allocation.
Lopez said, “And then take those resources that would have gone to administration and put them to the classroom.”
Lopez told school board members he was going to make sweeping changes but they do not know of the specifics
He said, “The decision to move forward with these personnel issues is strictly mine.”
Lopez said it’s part of a 6 month transition plan.
He added, “It involves taking about a 1/3 of our colleagues and putting them in school buildings. Sometimes we start thinking about ourselves as the bosses and we need to think of ourselves as the servant leaders.”
Many top executives are certainly nervous right now.
Lopez said he just wants the best for the school district.
He said, “In this time and place and our students’ poor performance, we need to try some things that are different.”