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Public Records - March 29

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LAWSUITS

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Michael S. Goodson for $3,718.21 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Tinker Federal Credit Union vs. William G. Johnson for $7,198.79 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Midland Credit Management vs. Janice Montgomery for $2,411.36 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

Midland Credit Management vs. Rachel A. Palmer for $3,119.23 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

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El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay knows parents and guardians are anxious to hear about the plan to educate the district’s nearly 3,000 students during the COVID-19 outbreak.

However, as of Thursday, McVay and the rest of the district’s leadership team was still waiting on the Oklahoma State Department of Education to release its mandated framework so El Reno could begin formulating a plan.

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City follows state lead with updated emergency plan, closures

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If you didn’t get a haircut before Thursday, you may be waiting awhile.

Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a state of emergency last week closing businesses considered non-essential. The order went into effect at midnight Wednesday.

On Wednesday, El Reno issued its own state of emergency, updated from an earlier one proclaimed on March 16.

In the local order, adults over the age of 65 or with underlying health conditions are ordered to stay home, only going out when absolutely necessary for groceries, gas or work in critical infrastructure jobs.

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ERPS meals to remain daily, extended hours

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The Oklahoma State Department of Education reports 61 percent of students across the state qualify for either free or reduced lunches, but that number is closer to 80 percent for El Reno Public Schools.

Due to the higher number, El Reno has opted to keep its current delivery method for meals during the COVID-19 outbreak instead of following OSDE recommendations to limit exposure between schools and students for meals.

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El Reno schools to remain closed; alternative lesson plans to be developed

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El Reno Public School buildings will remain closed the remainder of the 2019-20 term due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The district will be following the order of the Oklahoma State Board of Education to shutter all school buildings through the week of May 8-15.

The state board voted 7-0 Wednesday morning to amend its March 16 ruling that closed schools through April 6. The board also voted to waive the state mandated 180 days of in-school instruction.