TPS Board Of Education To Hold Special Meeting On COVID-19 Testing In Schools

Monday, March 1st 2021, 7:56 am
By: Tess Maune

TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss COVID-19 testing in schools.

The meeting agenda shows TPS will ask the board to approve an agreement with Project Beacon to expand COVID-19 testing within the district.

The agenda said the Project Beacon testing pool will allow for a safe and secure way to track test results that are happening at more than 70 sites. 

Project Beacon is a non-profit focused on helping increase capacity, availability, accessibility and affordability of COVID-19 testing, the agenda said. 

It is a partnership with TPS and the Tulsa Health Department, paid for through a grant awarded to Tulsa Health Department.

The board is also expected to give an update on the latest case counts after all students returned to in-person classes last week. 

This meeting is set for 4 p.m. on Monday. 

TPS will also be streaming the meeting live online, to watch Click Here.