OKCPS Board Fires Teachers Who Refused to Wear Masks
Beverly Cantrell - November 4, 2021 9:29 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – The Oklahoma City Public School Board voted Wednesday night to terminate six teachers who refused to wear masks to school after the district started to require them.
OKCPS released a statement following the board’s unanimous decision:
“Today, the Board of Education conducted due process hearings for the six OKCPS educators. Since these employees continue to refuse to follow a reasonable directive over a law that is unsettled, OKCPS board members voted unanimously to move forward with termination of these six teachers.
As always, the health and safety of OKCPS students and staff is our highest priority.”
The teachers were under suspension and were given a hearing in front of the board after Superintendent Sean McDaniel recommended they be terminated.