Termination hearing for McAlester superintendent cancelled

Ponca City Now - January 20, 2016 9:00 am

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) – The due process termination hearing for the suspended McAlester Public Schools superintendent has been cancelled without explanation.

Approximately 100 people were waiting for the meeting regarding Marsha Gore’s termination to begin around 3 p.m. Tuesday when school board president Angie Nelson said the meeting was cancelled.

The other board members present at the meeting say they weren’t given the opportunity to provide input on the cancellation.

The board’s attorney says he was ready to proceed, but Gore’s attorneys requested a continuation.

The McAlester News-Capital reports (http://bit.ly/1luah5W ) the board voted in November to suspend Gore and her husband, plant operations director Joseph Skip Gore, amid questions regarding spending at the district’s administrative offices, as well as other issues. The Gores have denied the allegations.

Interim Superintendent Jim Northcutt says a special meeting is expected to be called for Thursday evening.

 

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