Posted Date: 10/19/2021
The Enid Public School Foundation (EPSF) will induct a well-known Enid education advocate into their Hall of Fame, Karl White.
The induction will take place during halftime at Enid High School’s home football game at D. Bruce Selby stadium on October 22.
White began his career in education in the Waukomis Public School District as a high school science teacher. He went on to serve as the Waukomis High school principal and then district superintendent. In 1985 he began his tenure as EPS CFO and Clerk for the Enid Board of Education and retired in 2018. Under his leadership White was instrumental in passing two successful bond programs, in 2010 and 2016, and oversaw millions of dollars in construction and improvements that transformed the district’s facilities. He has served on many local boards including Tri-State Music Festival Board, YMCA, and Vance Air Force Base.
White is a 1970 graduate from Enid High School and proudly attended Coolidge Elementary and Longfellow Middle School prior to that. He has earned numerous statewide accolades, including School Business Official of the Year, and helped develop Oklahoma’s school accounting system.
White is known for being a strong advocate for all children in Enid, saying “It was truly a privilege to serve, for 33 years, the school district from which I received my education.”
Janna Jackson, Director of the EPS Foundation, expressed her gratitude for White and his long commitment to the district.
“It is hard to quantify Karl’s impact on Enid Public Schools,” said Jackson. “His guidance and careful management of funds positioned our district to provide high quality instruction to students for over 30 years, even during the most difficult financial times. It is an honor to preserve Karl’s place in the history of Enid Public Schools by inducting him into the EPS Foundation Hall of Fame.”
EPSF is a non-profit organization, operated by a volunteer Board of Trustees, which supports EPS. They awarded $128,000 during the 2020-21 school year to EPS classrooms, teachers and students through various programs. EPSF has been sponsoring the Hall of Fame since 2001 as a way to honor EHS graduates and those who contribute greatly to the community and schools of Enid.
The Hall of Fame is now displayed inside the new EHS Gym (east lobby area) where students and visitors can read about all inductee’s lives and accomplishments.