Sapulpa Public Schools reopens after storms

District reopens buildings, activities following storm
Posted on 05/29/2019
(SPS) - Sapulpa Public Schools has announced it is operational following severe weather over the Memorial Day weekend.

As was the case with many in the community, the district sustained significant damage and lost power in most of its buildings including Holmes Park Elementary which hosts the Summer Spark and Summer Feeding programs.

Administration made the decision to close all buildings and cancel all activities in the district so its properties could be properly assessed, have the debris removed, and to minimize traffic flow in an effort to help authorities continue working around the clock to restore power to the community.

“Our top priority is the safety and security of our students and staff,” said Superintendent Rob Armstrong. “It was necessary that we shut down everything in the district so that we could get an unimpeded look at the impact of the storms, assess the damage, properly document any issues, restore and clean up, and make sure our child nutrition programs could prepare meals for our summer programs. I’m happy to report that we’re back to business but will continue to clean and restore all the issues prior to school starting in the fall.

“I was also pleased that we were able to give back to the community by offering the high school’s back parking lot as a place to drop off tree debris and assist with others to dispose of their tree debris.”

All activities, including Summer Spark and the Summer Feeding Program, will resume as normal on Thursday, May 30. Students who are attending summer school will not need to make up the in-school hours this week missed due to the shutdown.

Sapulpa Public Schools would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their help following the storms.

Metalsbetter Roofing
Tremco Roofing
OG&E
AT&T
Westlake Ace Hardware
SPS employees

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