Union Students Head Back To Class

Monday, August 24th 2020, 7:12 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Most Union students heading back to the classroom for the start of the school year.

The district says about 35% of students are taking part in the virtual option which means the rest are coming back for traditional in-person learning Monday morning and there will be some noticeable changes.

Masks or other approved face coverings will be required for all students and staff in schools and on buses. The Operations team has been taking additional steps to sanitize areas of the schools and provide teachers with the items they need.

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When it comes to lunchtime students at some schools can expect to see physical distancing and dividers in the middle of tables. The district is returning to class after the school board voted to move forward with in-person learning - and officials say they're ready.

"We want to make sure we're doing everything we can to keep our children safe. That's about as high a task as anyone can be charged with. We take it very seriously but we're up to the challenge," said Union Director of Operations Dr. Joshua Robinson.

The district says their COVID Response Team will meet every evening to look at data and determine if any closures need to happen. If that happens, the district plans to move to distanced learning.