“Douglass Mid-High School has a strong, rich tradition, and we will maintain the integrity of this great school,” Springer said. “I am confident, because of the steps we are taking, that Douglass will emerge stronger.”
A group of former teachers and students, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, first brought the allegations against Staples to the Oklahoma City School Board in June.
Allegations include hiding absences, giving students credit for classes they didn't take and changing failing grades to passing ones.
The district hired an independent attorney to investigate the claims.
Earlier this month, officials confirmed that complaints against Staples were filed with the U.S. Department of Education. A spokeswoman said the Office of Inspector General is reviewing the allegations.