Tulsa Public Schools will be back in session next month, but it’s still unclear if students will be back in the classrooms.
A decision is hopefully expected to be made in less than three weeks.
TPS Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist released a joint letter with the school board president and vice president yesterday.
The letter announced their intention to make a decision on August 3rd about how students and staff will return for the upcoming school year.
Their plan will be based on the latest COVID-19 numbers at that time.
The board says if it was making a decision today, they would advise against holding in-person classes.
They'll partner with public health officials at the end of this month to assess the risks of holding in-person classes.
Right now, the district is planning three different options for the school year: in-person learning, distance learning, or a hybrid of the two.
The 2020 to 2021 calendar currently includes distance learning on Wednesdays for the in-person plan and the hybrid plan.
The district is also offering a virtual school option.
Registration opens later this week.