Tech Center Information

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe History of Red River Technology Center

When Congress passed legislation in 1963 providing for area vo-tech schools, Oklahoma qualified for five schools.  The Duncan Board of Education unanimously supported a vo-tech.  Duncan requested a vo-tech in 1965 and became the fourth vo-tech site in Oklahoma.  The “Duncan Area Vocational-Technical Center” opened its doors in the fall of 1966, with Hoyt Sandlin serving as its first director.

The original vo-tech building, now the West Building on the Duncan High School campus, opened with 10 programs and 301 students.

Delbert Morrison was named superintendent in 1973 and under his leadership, the voters in the Bray, Central, Comanche, Duncan, Empire, Grandview, Pernell, Temple, Terral, Velma-Alma, Walters and Waurika school districts voted a $1.4 million bond issue on February 4, 1975, to form the Red River Area Vocational-Technical district.

A 10-year plan was adopted to retire the bond.  Sixteen full-time programs were offered when the 113,000-square foot facility opened its doors at 3300 W. Bois D’Arc in Duncan in the fall of 1977.  The building was formally dedicated on June 4, 1978.

The 13 schools which now comprise the Red River district include:

Bray-Doyle
Central High
Comanche
Duncan
Empire
Grandview
Marlow
Ryan
Temple
Terral
Velma-Alma
Walters
Waurika

Red River Area Vocational-Technical School has now become the Red River Technology Center.  The school has been fortunate to have longevity and continuity in its leadership.  There have been only four superintendents.

Jerry Morris, the deputy superintendent for over 20 years, became superintendent in September 1995 upon the retirement of Delbert Morrison. Morris served as Superintendent until January 2008. Superintendent Ken Layn served from March 2008 through his retirement in December 2012. Current Superintendent Dennis Loafman replaced Layn in January 2013.

Since becoming an area school, 20 people, including current members, have served on the board of Red River Technology Center. Current members are  Rodney Love, Dee Williams, Ricky Sanders, Kristie Gaines and Sandy Pogue. RRTC Board

As we head into the 21st century, Red River Technology Center continues to offer quality education.  By continuing to build on the strength of its past, Red River Technology Center will continue to serve its communities and meet the challenges of the future.

 

Board Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at Red River Technology Center unless otherwise stated.  With the exception of November, all board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of the month.

Meetings 2014

Agenda-June

Agenda-June-Special

Agenda-July

Agenda-July-Special

Agenda-August

Agenda-September

Agenda-October

Agenda-November

Agenda-December

Agenda-December-Special

Agenda-January

Agenda-February

Agenda-March

Agenda – April

Agenda – May

Agenda – June

Agenda – June Special

Agenda – July 2014

School Board Administrative Regulations

RRTC Policies

Campus Crime and Security Report

RRTC Strategic Plan

Oklahoma Government Website Information Act

In accordance with the Oklahoma Government Website Information Act, which requires public bodies to make available on their Web sites statutes affecting the public body and its operation, the following links are provided:

  • Rules for Career and Technology Education, Title 780 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code

http://www.okcareertech.org/whoweare/Rules_FY10.pdf

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