• How would teacher walkouts impact school calendars?


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    Oklahoma teachers may walk out in April to protest budget cuts

    FOX23 reached out to several districts to find out the impact of a walkout on school attendance calendars

    FOX23 is also working to find out what could happen with statewide testing scheduled for the month

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    In addition to bad weather days, Bartlesville Public Schools' Board of Education voted unanimously to support the walkout and add up to 10 support days to their calendar. 


    Broken Arrow has 5 "bad weather days" allocated each year. The district has not used any. 

    In the event of a suspension, the district will "pull" from those dates, then either add days or minutes to each remaining day. They might use both strategies to make up instruction time. 

    The district told FOX23 there were too many "moving parts" to say for sure what could happen after the bad weather days are used. 

    The board also voted to add an additional 25 support days to their calendar. 

    FOX23 reached out to Bixby Public Schools. The district has not yet released a plan. 


    Jenks public schools voted to approve 10 days of support during a walkout.  



    Owasso has 4 bad weather days allocated, and has not used any of them so far. Should a walkout surpass those four days, the district voted to add 10 support days. 



    Sapulpa's Superintendent received authorization from the board to close schools due to the walkout and shared this statement: 

    While we would ideally like to avoid any disruption of our school calendar, we are ready to support our teachers and support staff if they determine collectively that is what needs to happen. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and as announcements are made, we will make plans and communicate those to our parents and community. 

    Tulsa Public Schools has 5 allocated bad weather days. They have used 1, leaving 4.

    At the Board of Education meeting, they passed a resolution supporting legislation endorsed by teachers. They say they are "committed to taking any steps necessary to improve conditions for educators - including a district-wide suspension of classes."


    Union Public Schools has 6 allocated days, with none used. If those days are surpassed, the board approved up to 25 support days. 

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