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Skiatook Superintendent Announces Resignation

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Updated: 5/07/2010 10:28 pm Published: 5/07/2010 3:05 pm

Skiatook Superintendent Dr. Gary Johnson has announced his intentions to resign, according to one school board member.

Johnson is accused of misspending several hundred thousand dollars of taxpayer money.  School records show he spent $800,000 on janitorial supplies, including $540 on mop-heads.  Johnson has been on paid suspension since early March.

Meanwhile, parents of children who attend Skiatook schools filed a petition at the Tulsa County Courthouse Friday, seeking a grand jury investigation into alleged wrongdoing by Johnson.  

“What we’re hoping to accomplish is to get some answers about what happened with our money, we want to know why it happened that way and if someone needs to be held accountable, we need accountability for their actions.  We pay our taxes.  We expect our children to be well-educated, or as well as they can be for our tax dollars, and wasting them doesn’t get that done.  And we’re upset by that,” says Skiatook parent Rob Ridenour.

Once the petition is validated, the judge will have 30 days to call for a grand jury to be convened.

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