Chapman Steps in as Interim Principal at Guymon
Brock Kappelmann - September 27, 2021 2:49 pm
Guymon schools have sent a message home to parents notifying them of a change in leadership after an altercation last week. Tyler Chapman will be serving as the interim principal of GHS. Sherri Hitchings and Danielle Collins will still be serving as the assistant principals. The letter to parents says Guymon Public Schools does not tolerate violence of any kind. The letter says all violent acts in our schools will be investigated to the fullest, and anyone participating in violent acts will be disciplined in accordance wit the student handbook and the policy of the Guymon Public Schools Board of Education. Law enforcement will become involved as needed. The letter also says violent behavior is not typical of most of our students, and should not be used to gauge the character of our students. We have some of the brightest, kindest, and most responsible young people around.
The letter also addressed absences saying students may not be absent from class more than 10 days per semester in order to receive credit for the class. Excused, unexcused, and truancy are types of absences that do count against the student for the purposes of the attendance policy regulation. The letter to parents says it is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school by 10 am if a child is absent from school.