AUDIT ANGERS SUPERINTENDENT
JENKS — The superintendent of the Jenks School District said the federal government is auditing his district because he supported a bill that would change oversight of standardized tests in Oklahoma. He said the federal "compliance review” audit comes about a month after a fellow superintendent warned at a United Suburban Schools Association meeting that anyone who supported Senate Bill 1111 could be audited. State schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett said her agency can’t request audits and likely a parent in Jenks asked for it.
CREEK COUNTY SETTLES LAWSUIT
TULSA — Russell Mounger of Sapulpa, who had both his legs amputated after a two-week stay in the Creek County jail, has settled a lawsuit against the county for $2.7 million. Mounger claimed in a federal lawsuit that his jailers didn’t give him his medication and put him in a restraint chair for extended periods during his time in jail in 2007. Within a month after he was booked into jail, both his legs had been amputated because of medical conditions.
MYRIAD GARDENS TO RELEASE BUGS
Kids of all ages are invited to Myriad Botanical Gardens’ annual "Bug Out.” May 7 as 70,000 ladybugs are released into the Crystal Bridge. For more information, go to myriadgardens.com or call 297-3995.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Officials plan I-40 meeting
EL RENO — The state Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting about an upcoming construction project on Interstate 40 in Canadian County partially funded by the Economic Stimulus Package.