Oklahoma City Public Schools board agrees to part ways with Superintendent Rob Neu

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OKLAHOMA CITY - After nearly two weeks of questions, there are finally some answers from Oklahoma City Public Schools.

With a vote of 7-1, the board agreed on Monday to part ways with Superintendent Rob Neu.

"As board members, we are committed to creating a long-term stability within the Oklahoma City Public School District," said the board chair. "We thank Mr. Neu for his work in the district and wish him well."

Aurora Lora will be continuing her roll as associate superintendent.

"Madam, chair and board, I am honored to be given the task of leading this great school district in this great city," Lora said. "I want to thank you for your vote of confidence."

Neu will remain on administrative leave through June 30.

As a part of the deal, he's being paid a total of $100,000, including $53,000 for his retirement plan.

Funds flowing from a district already strapped, a financial concern shared by many in public comments.

"If you stay within the guidelines of the law yet your actions are wrong, immoral or undisciplined, you are unethical," said one person.

Controversy has surrounded Neu since board members reported he would resign.

He then released a statement, saying only he had not resigned.

That's the last time we heard from the state's largest school district's superintendent, who was absent yet again from the meeting on Monday as the school board looks to move on.

"I think we've reached a deal that's good for both parties, and we have faith that Aurora can do a good job assuming those duties for the time being," said Brandon Carey, General Council for OKCPS.

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