Tulsa Public Schools Expected To Announce Plans August 3rd

Thursday, July 16th 2020, 8:29 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

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.