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PCPS-CPR Awareness In March


From A News Release

The Ponca City High School will initiate CPR Awareness training on March 6 through 8, 2017 for all seniors as a means to meet their graduation requirement as outlined in the Dustin Rhodes and Lindsey Sneed CPR Training Act.

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all students in public schools shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at least once during the ninth grade until graduation, as required by the Dustin Rhodes and Lindsey Sneed CPR Training Act according to Thad Dilbeck, Principal of the Ponca City High School.

As required by this Act, instruction in CPR shall be based upon an instructional program which is nationally recognized and evidence-based. School districts may use emergency medical technicians, paramedics, police officers, firefighters, teachers, other school employees or similarly qualified individuals or organizations that provide this instruction. Instruction will not only cover the process of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but will provide the purpose of the automated external defibrillator (AED) along with hands-on practice.

This requirement for graduation can be achieved by the completion of this training or a completed Opt Out form. A parent may choose to complete the Opt Out form for their student at the Main Office of the Senior High School located at 927 North 5th Street or by contacting the high school.