Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Bartlett Announces June 23 as Olympic Day
Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that June 23 is the worldwide commemoration Olympic Day of Baron Pierre de Coubertin's June 23, 1894, convening of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) throughout the world will also participate in the international celebration, with each Olympic Committee sending Olympic Day greetings to participating nations.
Ardmore, OK – OU regents vote to raise tuition by 4.5 percent
ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) Tuition and mandatory fees at the University of Oklahoma are going up by 4.5 percent for the upcoming school year.
OU regents voted to approve the increase Wednesday during a meeting at their annual retreat. The regents also approved OU President David Boren's $1.52 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler announced today the first reimbursement payment to school districts from property tax exemptions of certain manufacturing facilities. The State of Oklahoma allows property tax exemptions as an incentive to many manufacturing companies.
The first payment of the year returned to Tulsa County was $2,697,688.00. All of this will be apportioned to school districts as a reimbursement and the districts will receive an electronic deposit on Thursday, June 24.
Tulsa, OK – Attorneys representing ousted Skiatook School Superintendent Gary Johnson have filed a motion to get the judge supervising a grand jury disqualified. The jury was seated earlier this month to look into possible overspending in the Skiatook school district. This follows a state auditor's report that claimed the school district wasted near $750,000 on over prices supplies. The grand jury is to finish its work this week.