Tulsa Public Schools Held Special Board Meeting To Discuss Challenges Of COVID-19

Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 4:58 am
By: News On 6

TPS is continuing to work with families who are struggling with distance learning as the district remains virtual for at least several more weeks.

Tulsa public schools met yesterday to discuss an array of pressing topics, including virtual attendance rates and tracking positive COVID-19 cases across the district.

The board said the virtual attendance rate is about 80% so far this semester, meaning that many students have logged into canvas and started working.

TPS said they're working with the other 20% of families to make sure they have what they need to be successful.

For those who need in person help, many TPS schools do have tech help times scheduled. Those times vary by school and you will need to wear a mask and stand behind a plexiglass barrier.

Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist said she knows there are frustrations that come with this method of learning.

"We want to be back in school too I think there is a universal recognition that being in school in person is the best way for children to learn,” said Gist.

TPS also discussed how they are tracking positive COVID-19 cases within the district, having stated that they are monitoring students and faculty and will continue to do everything they can to keep TPS safe.