Tulsa Public Schools has approved distance learning for the first 9 weeks of the year, beginning on August 31.
The 9-week distance learning period would start at the end of this month and it's aimed at keeping teachers, parents, and students safe.
For those first 9 weeks, students will learn remotely through real time virtual lessons, digital curriculum and activities that can be completed at home.
After that, the board members said the district would use the updated COVID-19 numbers from health leaders to decide what happens next.
Tulsa Public Schools consulted with health leaders, community members, parents, teachers, and others before the board voted on the proposal.
Board members also approved using CARES act funding to purchase more than 10,000 hotspots to support distance learning for families with limited internet access.
They also approved using CARES Act funding to purchase PPE including masks and thermometers for the district.
The district said it will have some options for people to access school buildings and they will continue to offer meals for kids.