OKCPS Board accepts superintendent's resignation effective Feb. 1

Aurora Lora. (KOKH/FILE)

The Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent has submitted her resignation.

OKCPS Board of Education Chairperson Paula Lewis says that Superintendent Aurora Lora submitted her resignation to the board Tuesday. Lora's resignation was accepted by the Board of Education at their Tuesday meeting. Lora's resignation will be effective Feb. 1. Chief of Staff Rebecca Kaye will act as interim superintendent.

Lora says that it has been a "challenging" few years for districts across the state.

"I am proud of the work that we have done together to help our district stretch every penny and identify ways to save money by becoming more efficient in our operations. The lessons learned will allow us to reinvest more dollars back into classrooms when the funding returns." Lora said.

Lora believes that now is the time to step aside and let the new members of the board find a leader for the district.

"There is a lot of work still to be done in this district, but there is an amazing team of dedicated teachers, principals, support staff, central office administrators, and senior leadership team members who are here to support you," Lora said.

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