From The Desk of Dr. Trice Butler

Superintendent, Wilburton Public Schools

December 2020 – Happy Holidays


“Hello December! You are the last one—So make it the best one!” 

Happy Holidays! As we continue to navigate through an unprecedented year, I am hopeful for the New Year and the opportunities it may bring. Despite the challenges of 2020, we have also had celebrations and grown as a Digger Community. I am confident we will continue to flourish in 2021 and have more celebrations and accomplishments to look forward to.

The pandemic has taught us about resiliency and the importance of supporting each other in the challenges we face. Teamwork continues to be vital. In a time where we have been asked to keep a safe social distance and follow other health and safety protocols, I have witnessed an incredible amount of Digger Strength and community support for our children.

I want to complement our staff and students for the exceptional job they are doing to continue to focus on learning. Even though it looks different, the in-person instruction has been going well, with safety practices guiding us. We have made slight changes to some of the grade levels to enhance the delivery of remote instruction. Through all of this, we cannot lose sight of the importance of education and learning as well as our mental health needs.

We must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to combat COVID-19. I know that we are all tired of the pandemic and the stress it creates, but I ask that you continue to follow the health and safety protocols put into place to help protect ourselves and others. We all need to remember to conduct a daily health screening as well as follow safety protocols in our personal lives.

We are in the beginning stages of preparing for our new budget season. As we prepare for the 2021-2022 budget, we will work to keep you informed of the process. As you are aware, Oklahoma has financial challenges which will impact school districts. As we continue to prepare a fiscally sound budget, it is important to recognize the potential impact this could have on 

Wilburton Public Schools.

If you are in need of support or have any questions or concerns, please continue to reach out to us. We want to be partners with you, not only in supporting your children, but in supporting our community.

Wishing you the best this holiday season and always,

Dr. Butler, Superintendent

“2020 Thank you for all the lessons—2021 I am READY”