• June: Representatives of the NAACP file allegations against Staples with the Oklahoma City School Board. Staples is accused of rigging grades and attendance records.
• Oct. 3: District officials confirm that a complaint has been filed against Staples with the U.S. Department of Education. Local officials say their investigation will continue.
• Oct. 10: The district's Deputy Superintendent Sandra Park announces Staples is suspended with pay, though the investigation isn't complete.
• Oct. 11: Park asked the state Education Department to audit the transcripts of Douglass seniors.
• Oct. 24: Superintendent Karl Springer announces Staples would resign.
• Nov. 15: Staples' resignation goes into effect.
• Nov. 20: District and Douglass administrators construct a plan to help seniors graduate on time, through such strategies as after-school tutoring, Saturday school and online classes.
• Tuesday: The results of the transcript audit are revealed to Douglass faculty and staff.
• Thursday: District officials announce a state audit of Douglass student transcripts reveals only 20 out of 107 seniors are on track to graduate on time. Officials attribute the crisis to a breakdown in administrative procedures.
CARRIE COPPERNOLL, STAFF WRITER