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Turnover, Again?

Lora Resigns and New Superintendent Must Be Found

Special to the Chronicle

Shortly after submitting her resignation, Supt. Aurora Supt. Lora told colleagues she probably should have done so sooner.

“She said she’d been unhappy for the last couple of months and that she made a mistake with that post and that just brought it to a head,” one insider said.

Supt. Lora made it official Tuesday, a week after taking aim at the school board in a late-night Facebook post the panel’s leader called “regrettable.”

“It is with mixed emotions that I submit my resignation as superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools,” Supt. Lora said in her letter to the board.

“Our board has gone through some transitions during my time here and I believe that it is now time for me to step aside and allow you to come together as a team to find a leader that will be right for you as a new board.”

In the letter, Supt. Lora pointed out several accomplishments as superintendent, but did not directly address her Facebook post. Supt. Lora’s resignation will take effect Thursday.

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