Rob Neu Could Remain Superintendent Of OKCPS, Attorney Says


Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 5:48 pm
By: News 9


The attorney representing embattled Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Rob Neu tells News 9 he sees scenarios that could lead to Neu staying at his post.

When news erupted last week that the Oklahoma City School Board stripped Neu of his job responsibilities, everyone wanted to find out why. But Neu was nowhere to be found, Tuesday, when News 9 tracked him down all the way in San Diego for some answers.

Neu is in California participating in an education panel. But when News 9’s Amanda Taylor tried to attend the conference for those answers, security intervened.

Amanda: I'm a member of the media. I'm trying to get some answers from our superintendent.

Security: I'm going to ask you to turn off your cameras please?

Security escorted News 9 out, but News 9 obtained a photo of Neu participating in the presentation. A short time after that photo was taken, Neu’s attorney, Paul Dillon, got in contact with us.

Dillon told News 9 Neu was invited to the conference several months ago, and while this is professionally related, Neu will not be asking the district to pay for it.

Neu is still employed with the school district, but his responsibilities have been handed over to Assistant Superintendent Aurora Lora. The school board will only say he's “out of the office.”

“He's not planning on getting fired. He's certainly concerned about what's best for the district. We’re hoping to reach an agreement with the district that's in the district’s best interest,” Dillon told News 9.