TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Public School officials say they are preparing to suggest that the district starts their school year with distance learning for the first nine weeks.
TPS Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist says she will make the recommendation on Friday.
The board will decide on the recommendation on Monday, August 3 during their regular meeting.
In a statement, Gist says that there are concerns about the continuous rise of COVID-19 numbers in the area.
With the newly-approved Oklahoma State Department of Education COVID-19 Alert guidance for schools, she believes the right option for the district’s team, students, families - and all of Tulsa - is to delay a return to in-person learning.
The district says they are working on a plan to support families and caregivers during the upcoming months
Here’s the full statement from Gist:
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