At roughly 10:30am this morning, Sapulpa Public Schools Superintendent released a statement addressing the allegations involving Megan Sloan, the Holmes Park Elementary teacher who was arrested on Monday. A large portion of the public outcry came from parents who wanted to know why they weren’t told about Sloan’s arrest until they heard about it from the Media.
Jennifer Watkins, who had a student in Sloan’s class, was upset that the only notice they got was a note sent home with Sloan’s students that said they’d be having a substitute teacher for the remainder of the school year.
“I’m beyond frustrated and angry,” she told Sapulpa Times in a Facebook chat yesterday.
The voicemail and accompanying press release, which we’ve included below, addresses that issue and others.
This is Rob Armstrong, Superintendent of Sapulpa Public Schools. Let me take a moment to express my heartfelt sadness for the events that have transpired this week. We are working tirelessly to investigate several serious allegations. While talking with many individuals, and small groups of people during the last 72 hours we wanted to take the time to send a general message to our entire community. Oklahoma Statutes prohibit a public body from releasing and/or discussing internal personnel investigations, including demotion, discipline, or resignations.
We take the safety of our children very serious. We are all parents, grandparents, and neighbors. As a matter of standard practice, we will review our current policies and procedures to ensure best available practices are being followed.
Please contact your school principal, or district administrators if you ever have information that we need to know about. Together we will continue to make this a school district to be proud of.
Superintendent of Schools