TULSA, Okla. — A petition created calling for Tulsa Public Schools to let students back into classrooms had almost 2,000 signatures as of Friday afternoon.
Two weeks ago, a parent created the petition calling for the district of more than 39,000 students to reopen after it began the fall semester with its students learning virtually.
Newly elected District 6 school board member, Dr. Jerry Griffin, says he thinks it’s time to get back to in-person school. Griffin was the only board member to vote for in-person learning this summer.
Even with students being virtual for the first 9 weeks, TPS reports there are six confirmed staff cases of COVID-19 as of Sept. 18.
Seventeen out of 6,400 employees have had close contact exposure.
Griffin says a gradual reopening seems like a good option with neighboring districts -- including Owasso and Jenks -- opening their doors.
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