Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has replaced a leader of a high-profile struggle between the state Board of Education and new state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi.
Tulsa attorney Tim Gilpin said he did not seek reappointment from Fallin at the end of his six-year term. Fallin named Tulsa Community Foundation CEO Phil Lakin Jr. to the board. Gilpin and Barresi vied for control of the Jan. 27 state board meeting, her first as state superintendent. In a contentious meeting, the board rejected some of Barresi’s top choices for state Department of Education jobs. Read the complete article at tulsaworld.com.