Tulsa Public Schools To Discuss Return To In-Person Learning


Sunday, October 4th 2020, 7:33 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist is expected to give her recommendation to the Board of Education Monday night on whether or not to go back to in-person learning.

The district started the first nine weeks of school virtually and now Dr. Gist will give her recommendation on what to do for the next several weeks. The board has held several special meetings to talk about how the school year is going so far and Dr. Gist says this is a decision she won't take lightly.

"Our path forward we will prioritize science and data and that doesn't mean we are leaning one way or the other. its much more complex than that," said Dr. Gist

The Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association sent out a survey asking teachers how they feel about being virtual or in person for the next quarter of school. 1,158 teachers responded with 64% wanting to stay virtual and 36% wanting to go back to in-person classes.

Related Story: New TCTA Survey Reflects Worries, Hopes Among Tulsa Teachers

Parents and community members are still allowed speak at the virtual meetings, but they must fill out a form online. The cut off to be on the speaker list is Monday at noon. To fill out the form CLICK HERE