By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor
Oologah School Board President Lorrie McGlothlin laid down her gavel after last night’s meeting.
After serving two, five year terms on the board, McGlothlin did not run for re-election. She served three terms as board president. McGlothlin said it was bitter sweet chairing her last meeting.
“I’ll miss all the relationships with the people and the staff at Oologah,” she said. “I won’t miss some of the hard decisions we have to make. This year was one of the most difficult because we’re still at 2008 funding levels.”
Robert Powell will take McGlothlin’s seat at the next board meeting. Powell was the only candidate to file for election.
After an executive session, the board tabled action on superintendent Rob Armstrong’s contract renewal. Board member Lynda Runner was unable to attend.
“The main reason we tabled it was because there wasn’t a full board present to vote,” McGlothlin said.
Armstrong updated the board on a newly formed Parent Legislative Advisory Council. The group will focus on school mandates, class sizes, testing and school funding.
“Hopefully it will give us another voice,” Armstrong said. “It could be of the most successful ways to get the attention of our legislators.”
The council will hold it’s first meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the middle school. Armstrong said they will meet once a month. Afternoon and evening meetings will be scheduled for interested parents.