Jenks Public Schools Releasing New Details For Students In Special Education Courses


Thursday, August 6th 2020, 6:40 am
By: Joseph Holloway


JENKS -

Jenks Public Schools is releasing new details about how its working with students in special education courses to start the school year.

This comes just a few days after the district announced plans to begin the year with distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district says students in special education classes will still have the option of in-person learning.

Officials are setting up meetings between teachers and parents to discuss the child's IEP, or individualized education program.

In that meeting, they'll discuss what accommodations need to be made and if the student can do distance learning or would be better suited for being in the classroom.

The district says it will also provide transportation for those students, and schools will strictly follow CDC guidelines while those students are on campus.

Administrators say they believe students will still get the quality teaching they need either way.

Dr Amy Hudson with Jenks Public Schools said "while the instruction may look a little different because it's over a computer screen and not face to face, we know that our teachers will provide the best instruction and tools needed for our students."

School starts in Jenks on August 24th.