Rowe resigns from school board

The Yukon School Board is looking for a new member after one of its own resigned last week. Don Rowe, who serves the District in Seat 3, resigned effective June 28. His letter of resignation was made public during Monday’s school board meeting. In the letter to Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth, dated June 28, Rowe…

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Yukon schools name two new directors

Just over a month after accepting a principal’s position in rival Mustang, Yukon Middle School Principal Diana Lebsack got a better offer and an opportunity to stay in Yukon. Lebsack was one of two principals who received promotions Thursday during a special meeting of the school board. Lebsack was named the executive director of secondary…

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OKC backs out of I-40 interchange project

Plans to build on- and off-ramps from Interstate 40 to Frisco Road in Yukon have hit a snag after the city of Oklahoma City backed out of plans to purchase about 5 acres of right-of-way that are needed for the project to move forward. The right-of-way is needed so that several utilities can be moved…

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Judge scolds ex-teacher convicted of rape

Through tears, Hunter Day on Friday admitted that she was not prepared to be a teacher and took on too much responsibility in becoming a teacher. That decision, she said, allowed her to stray from her marriage and give into the temptation of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was one of…

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County slashes funding to area libraries

For the past three years, libraries across Canadian County have benefited from the income that has been derived through the county’s Educational Facilities Authority. They will continue to do so this year, although the amount of funding is being reduced by more than half. The three county commissioners, acting Monday as the trustees for the…

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Yukon teacher awarded $5k innovation grant

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A Yukon teacher who just completed her first year in the classroom said this week that she is excited to begin her second year. Shauna Walker, who teaches special education at Central Elementary School, recently learned that is she is one of 19 teachers across the state who will share $98,000…

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Ex-teacher sentenced to prison

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A former Yukon chemistry teacher who admitted earlier this month that she had sex with one of her students was sentenced Friday to prison. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse told Hunter Day that her actions in November 2017 ruined not only her life but the life of the 16-year-old student…

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Yukon schools to relocate Surrey Hills Pre-K program

Growth within the northern part of the Yukon School District has prompted the district to move one of its prekindergarten programs off-site. The school board voted to spend $4,000 per month to lease a building owned by Links 2 Learning. The building is located at 12230 N. Mustang Road, which is about two miles from…

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Assistant superintendent accepts top job in Purcell

Yukon Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sheli McAdoo has resigned in order to accept a superintendent’s position in Purcell. McAdoo submitted her resignation last week. It was accepted, with regret, during Monday’s school board meeting. McAdoo has served as Yukon’s assistant superintendent for seven years. Prior to that, she was executive director of secondary education for the…

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