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A federal district judge in Oklahoma has approved an agreement in the contract disputes and litigation between the Oklahoma City school district and a former superintendent there, Arthur W. Steller.

As part of last month's settlement, the district agreed to pay Mr. Steller $106,000 and contribute about $3,300 to the Oklahoma Teacher's Retirement Fund for a one-year, out-of-state credit.

Last winter, Mr. Steller resigned from his job as superintendent in Cobb County, Ga., after the board there did not renew his contract when allegations arose that he had improperly received payments from the Oklahoma City district.

The Oklahoma City school board sued Mr. Steller in March to recover more than $200,000 paid under his contracts from 1985-86 through 1992-93. (See Education Week, March 17, 1993.)

Mr. Steller, who is now deputy superintendent in the Boston school system, filed a countersuit to recover amounts he said were owed him under the contracts.

Two Incumbents Lose: Atlanta voters have tossed out two veteran school board members who were backed by the Atlanta Association of Educators but opposed by most other business and civic groups.

Ina Evans and D.F. Glover, who were known for championing district employees while clashing with fellow board members, both suffered resounding defeats in run-off elections late last month. A third incumbent, Midge Sweet, won her run-off election.

This fall's elections put six newcomers on the board.

Vol. 13, Issue 15

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