School Board Finalizes Distance Learning Plan For Tulsa Public Schools

Monday, August 24th 2020, 10:12 pm
By: Amy Avery

TULSA, Okla. -

The Tulsa School Board voted to finalize their back-to-school plan as students start online one week from Monday, on August 31.

Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the district's distance learning plan.

Even though students will be learning virtually, teachers are still being asked to come to class, and many teachers said they have a lot of unanswered questions ahead of the first day of school.

Health experts said COVID-19 is more likely to spread if one person is in contact with another person for an extended period of time, but the district believes it can still keep teachers safe, by encouraging staff to keep their distance.

TPS Teachers have had access to hundreds of hours of online trainings over the summer. They've also implemented a distance learning hotline for teachers who have questions.

Tulsa Classroom Teacher Association Shawna Mott-Wright said even though distance learning is new to them, they know it's new to everyone.

"We are all trying to row together and work together,” Mott-Wright said. “I can say we aren't where we want to be, but we are making progress.”