The Oklahoma City School Board will discuss the superintendent and his executive team at a two-day special meeting beginning Friday night.
The board will meet in executive session Friday night and then conduct open business Saturday.
For the Friday night meeting, the agenda lists discussion items including the superintendent, his cabinet, executive directors and other administrators.
School board Chairwoman Lynne Hardin denied rumors that the board is restructuring the district's central office administration.
Items are listed so they can be discussed if necessary to comply with the state Open Meeting Act, Hardin said.
“We are just so limited,” she said. “If we don't put it on the agenda, then we can't talk about it at all.”
Hardin said the meeting has been planned for months, and the timing is good.
Three key administrators are retiring this year: Superintendent Karl Springer, Executive Director of Elementary Education DeAnn Davis and Linda Ware Toure, executive director of secondary education and school turnaround.
“We've got a big charge here,” Hardin said. “We're just looking at the superintendent and how the (central) office works.”
Hardin said she doesn't expect the board to vote on any items Friday night or Saturday.
During executive session, the board is allowed to discuss aspects of individual employees, such as performance, salaries and contracts, said Stephanie Mather, director of legal information and staff attorney for the Oklahoma State School Boards Association.
Discussing the process for hiring a new superintendent is not allowed in executive session, Mather said.
The Saturday agenda lists four broad categories:
• The process for hiring a superintendent;
• Structure of the Oklahoma City Public School District;
• Where we are now and where we want to be;
• Upcoming steps.