• Green Country schools prepare for total solar eclipse

    By: Josh Gammon


    TULSA, Okla. - Several Green Country school districts are preparing for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

    The Tulsa area is expected to experience 89 percent totality, according to FOX23 meteorologists.

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    District leaders at Tulsa Public Schools said they will provide appropriate eyewear for viewing the eclipse to all students. Teachers were provided material with safety instructions and more eclipse resources.

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    Broken Arrow said each school will make its own decision on what type of eclipse program to provide on Monday. Officials said most schools are participating, but there is no districtwide plan. Leisure Park Elementary bought 500 verified glasses and will allow 3rd through 5th graders to go outside with permission slips.  They will also air eclipse coverage live on a smartboard in the gymnasium.

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    Jenks Public Schools will keep all students inside during the eclipse and some schools will use the eclipse as a learning opportunity. East and West Intermediate schools will provide safety glasses for 5th and 6th grade students.

    Only select classes will be taken outside at Jenks Middle and High Schools.

    In Owasso, students will watch a livestream of the eclipse and will not be taken outside. Parents will be allowed to take students out of class to see the eclipse and not have it counted as an absence. 

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