Newkirk Public Schools
625 W. South Ave, Newkirk OK 74647
Mr. Brady Barnes, Superintendent
TO: Parent/Guardian of Newkirk Public School Student
DATE: March 16th, 2018
As many of you are aware, Oklahoma’s public education system remains underfunded and our educators are severely underpaid. There has been much talk in recent weeks about a possible school shut down across the state. Although the short term effects of a school shut down would be bad, the long term effects would be horrendous if something is not done immediately. Although we have an amazing staff here at Newkirk Public Schools, the decisions being made by our legislators are beginning to trickle down to our schools.
With the defeat of State Question 779 last year and the recent failure of the Step Up Plan, it is abundantly clear that the time has come to take decisive and drastic action on behalf of our teachers and students to improve the conditions in which they teach and learn. We cannot stand by and listen to “please just wait one more year” anymore from our elected officials.
The Newkirk Board of Education and School Administration strongly support our teachers. Due to the state-wide teacher walkout scheduled for April 2nd, 2018, Newkirk Public Schools will be closed until further notice beginning on that day.
Here are a few answers to some questions you may have in regards to the walkout.
Information about the return to school will be sent out via the school all-call system and the various school Facebook pages.
Superintendent, Newkirk Public Schools
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