Broken Arrow Schools To Delay Start Of 2020-2021 School Year, Officials Say

Friday, August 7th 2020, 12:21 pm
By: News On 6

Broken Arrow School officials said the district has "decided to push back the start of the 2020-21 academic school year by two weeks to continue monitoring COVID-19 data within our school boundaries, as determined by local and state health departments."

According to school officials, the new start date for grades K-12 is September 3rd and Pre-K is now scheduled to start on September 8th.

“As we continue making data-driven decisions, we will utilize the extra two weeks before school starts to focus on protocol, planning and preparation,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Janet Vinson said. “During this time, district administrators and staff will receive additional training on proper cleaning and disinfecting techniques; will be able to adjust and plan for a possible staggered schedule or distance learning situation, should the need arise; and to prepare our Virtual Academy for the 5,000+ students who have already enrolled in the program.”

Officials also said the deadline to enroll for the Virtual Academy has been extended; the new deadline is now August 19th at 5 p.m.

For more information on the Virtual Academy, click here.