Texhoma School District Placed On Probation
KSCB News - December 17, 2010 12:00 am
A Panhandle school district has avoided
sanctions after its superintendent returned federal stimulus funds
to the Oklahoma Department of Education.
The state Board of Education could have voted Thursday to place
the Texhoma Public Schools on probation pending non-accreditation
because it failed to return $658.78 in stimulus funds. The money
was for a pre-kindergarten program, which Texhoma doesn’t offer
because of a deal with the adjoining Texhoma, Texas, school
Misty Kimbrough, the assistant state superintendent for special
education services, says the agency had been trying to get the
money returned since April and that because Texhoma did not, the
agency must answer an audit finding by the state.
Texhoma Superintendent Eric Smith called it a “gross
oversight” on his part. The board took no action against the