New updated Calendar for the school year.
School Calendar 2020/2021
Cleora School district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program and activities.

We want you to know that the health and safety of your children and our staff is our number one priority. Our school board and I have thoroughly discussed the potential risks and the necessary steps to implement should there be any significant developments. We will continue to use proven methods of cleaning and prevention, as well as stay up to date through frequent communication with local, state, and federal sources. We have attached some useful links for you as well. We are committed to keeping you informed and working with you to keep our school community safe and healthy.

Yours in education,
Kenny Guthrie

Useful links:

Respiratory Disease Information
(such as flu or coronavirus)


CLEORA PUBLIC SCHOOL is currently accepting applications for a Cafeteria Cook/Food Service position available for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants must have or be willing to obtain a food handler's permit/health certificate. Training and experience in the food industry is preferred. Individuals must be willing to perform all the duties of an employee of Cleora School on a full time basis. Please send your application, resume, reference letters, and any training certificates/degrees that may be applicable to Kenny Guthrie, Superintendent, via email to kguthrie@cleora.net mailto:kguthrie@cleora.net or fax 918-256-2128. For immediate information or questions call 918-256-6401 or email to kguthrie@cleora.net mailto:kguthrie@cleora.net Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

Cleora Old School Building Preservation Project

Cleora Public School is pleased to announce plans for a preservation project on the old school building. The old school building has sat vacant for over 4 years. In 2015 local patrons saw a need for a new school by supporting a bond issue that provided students with a new facility to learn in and ensure Cleora's high level of academic excellence continues. Since then the Cleora school board and administration have studied, researched, and received cost analysis on options for how to best proceed with the old school building. These efforts and measures are being taken with the most important thing in mind, which is the current and future students of Cleora and ensuring the funding is there to provide the very best opportunities and experiences. These changes will give our school an opportunity to continue to move forward efficiently and responsibly with our school finances.

In the summer of 2018, a group of people interested in trying to preserve the old building came forward to express their interest. Discussions continued through the next few months with the board agreeing to award a one-year lease in late October. This lease would allow the group to begin their efforts and became official at the end of January 2019. Upon conclusion of the lease in January 2020, the board met to review the situation and found the obstacles and needs to be insurmountable, therefore the lease was unfortunately not renewed. The board and administration have since revived their efforts to move forward before the building becomes completely unusable. A lot of deterioration has occurred over the past 4 years; therefore, the school is diligently taking action before it is too late.

Our goal, through careful consideration, is to be fiscally responsible and cut the ongoing expenses of trying to maintain a large deteriorating building, all while still preserving the proud memories our school holds. While we would love to keep the entire building, it just isn't feasible or financially responsible. By eliminating approximately 11,000 sq. ft. we will be able to efficiently utilize the remaining approximate 8,000 sq. ft. This space will include the fitness room and the old gym, which are regularly used by our students as well as the school community for family events, alumni gatherings, and other functions. An additional piece and the most exciting part to be kept and utilized, will be the main entry and front office space. This area will be remodeled and converted into the "Cleora School Museum." This space will house all the old graduate pictures, the wall mural, old lockers, trophy cases with trophies, a replica classroom with original wood flooring, along with other contents that hold historical value and memories.

We are excited about being able to keep a part of the front building, maintain its significance, conserve history, and protect memorabilia while providing a place for preserving and displaying the proud history of Cleora for many years to come. We plan to keep the majority of the stone from the building for multiple purposes, such as wrapping the old school bell,
constructing a commemorative monument, and possibly wrapping a future school marquee. This will give us an opportunity to proudly display parts of the old building at different locations across our campus. In addition, we would like to give anyone interested a chance to take a "piece of history" with them by picking up a stone block from the building! We're thrilled about the opportunity this preservation project will give our alumni, current students, families, and our community. The project is scheduled to begin sometime in June.

Although it is a bittersweet time, we look forward to continuing the progress of Cleora School and maintaining its rich history and tradition at the same time.

Hello Cleora Family,
With the school year now over we are beginning to plan for next school year. While we don't know what that will look like or what it will hold, we are currently preparing for various scenarios.
As you know, there is a lot of information out there as far as next school year goes. There is also concern and some speculation. Please know that we are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation along with all the guidance and possibilities. It can be a little overwhelming, especially in an environment where it changes day to day and week to week. We truly don't want our parents or students to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or fearful.  Please understand that we are currently working daily to develop in-depth plans for whatever August may look like. Right now it is too early to release any solid plan or information, however as the summer progresses and the new school year gets closer,  we will feel more confident in releasing pertinent  information that is current. Whatever decision is made and plan is implemented, please understand that it will be done with the health and safety of your children and our staff as the number one goal along with the latest data and governmental guidance available.

In order to help us in our planning, over the course of summer we will be reaching out to you via surveys through the phone or our website. Your response will be greatly beneficial and appreciated for helping us prepare for the unknown. Unfortunately one of those scenarios we are preparing for is more distance learning. It is foreseeable that distance learning will be used in some capacity. Since we are faced with this probability, Cleora School wants to be ready to continue the rigorous, high level instruction and learning that we have always offered.

Part of this process will be reviewing our recent 5 week distance learning. We will be looking to revise and improve our CDLP (Continuous Distance Learning Plan). We would like your feedback on your experience, therefore we have created a short survey on our website (see link above) and would ask for a moment of your time to complete it. Please complete only one survey per household. It will be up for a week and then will close. We will be able to review the results and utilize them to help us better understand the overall situation moving forward, which will assist us in ensuring our students continue to receive the high quality education that Cleora offers, no matter what we may face.

Thank you for your support and partnership in what we do here at Cleora! Enjoy your summer and have a wonderful evening!

Kenny GuthrieSuperintendent
Cleora Public School
"Where Learning Is #1"

COVID-19 Update for
School Year 2020-2021
Covid-19 Update
Parent Survey Regarding Reopening Plan
*Survey will close July 10, 2020