From Superintendent Shelley Arrott, at 12:18 p.m. Monday, April 2:
Our employees will be sent a daily survey at 3 p.m. and will close at 5 p.m. They will indicate on the survey if they will be advocating for education or if they will be in the classroom on the following date. I have encouraged our employees to be engaged in the survey process.
The determining factor on the decision to close school, or not, will be if we have enough staff at school to ensure the safety and supervision of our students.
As soon as the data is analyzed, information on the status of Tuesday, April 3, and future dates will be pushed through the PCPS Mobile App, posted on our district Facebook page and website, and sent to our local media outlets.
Whatever the decision, the Ponca City Public Schools Administration and Board of Education definitely support our teachers.
Many staff members are conflicted and want to both advocate AND be in the classroom for their current students. The teachers’ decisions are not about the raise; they are making decisions to protect the future of Oklahoma education and for the best opportunities for your children.
Thank you to our community for the continued support, patience, and flexibility. Together we are stronger!