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Putnam City Returns to In-Person Learning with All Students Together
Sheradee Hurst

Monday, April 5th Putnam City Schools welcomes back all students to in-person learning together for the first time in over a year. Putnam City shifted to Distance Learning last year in March. Putnam City students began this year in Distance Learning and continued that method until October. Students returned in shifts for an A/B schedule on October 26th. The “A” students will finally meet the “B” students as all students learn together for the first time in-person on Monday. Putnam City Schools will finish this school year with a four-day in-person schedule, having one remote learning day a week on Wednesdays.

Superintendent Dr. Fred Rhodes said, “We have been waiting for the day to welcome our students back together safely. Putnam City is proud to have offered vaccination clinics to all of our employees and provide the safest return to the classroom for all students and teachers. It truly is a joyful day to be able to open the doors for all of our students to be together again.”

Putnam City students and employees will continue to wear masks. COVID-19 protocols are in place, and a testing clinic is open on-site at the District.

Putnam City Schools Names Executive Director of Finance
Sheradee Hurst


The Putnam City Schools Board of Education has named Matthew Gindhart as the Executive Director of Finance. Mr. Gindhart currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Metro Technology Centers. He has devoted his career to Metro Technology Centers, working his way up from an entry level accounting associate nearly twenty years ago to the CFO presently. Mr. Gindhart graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and also graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Master of Educational Leadership degree. Mr. Gindhart holds a Superintendent’s Oklahoma Teaching Certificate. He has served on the Jones Board of Education since 2017. He is also a member of the Oklahoma State School Board Association. Mr. Gindhart is also an active member of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials. Mr. Gindhart holds membership in the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administrators.  We welcome Mr. Gindhart to Putnam City Schools!