City school board makes changes

Monday, February 18th 2008, 10:11 pm
By: News 9

By Mary Joseph, NEWS 9

A new chapter started for the Oklahoma City School Board on Monday night when they reorganized. 

Oklahoma City Public Schools now has two fresh faces sitting at the table -- Phil Horning and Steve Shafer.

Shafer is taking over the spot once held by incumbent Joe Clytus. Shafer said voters expressed widespread dissatisfaction.

"I think it is highly likely that had all the school board members been up for re-election, many if not all of them would very possibly have been beaten," Shafer said.

Another change was a new vice chair. The board elected Albert Basy to take on the role of running the meetings in the absence of a chairman.

The search for a new superintendent was not on the agenda Monday night. Shafer said his opinion was the board needs to define their big picture goals about the district and type of person they want as a superintendent.

The position of chairman, previously held by Cliff Hudson before he resigned, will be filled after a district-wide election next year.