PCPS superintendent responds to Stitt’s new guidelines

January 12, 2021 | Headlines

PONCA CITY — Ponca City School Superintendent Shelley Arrott has issued the following statement in regards to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s new quarantine guidelines.

“The announcement from Governor Stitt’s press release regarding a possible change in quarantines was new information for all of us.  Schools had no notice or no warning this announcement was coming.  We have no written guidance from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and we will make no changes to our protocols without thorough review and guidance. PCPS will make decisions and determinations that are best for our district.   

Shelley Arrott

Please allow us time to analyze this new information and guidance once it is provided. We know many will expect immediate change, but for now Ponca City Public Schools will maintain our current quarantine protocols.   

We want our schools to be open for in-person learning, but we want to do so as safely and responsibly as possible.  Those students and staff who are currently in close contact quarantine will remain in quarantine unless notified otherwise.  I will continue to communicate with you regularly.”

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