TPS Board Of Education To Hold First Regular Meeting Of 2021


Monday, January 4th 2021, 4:58 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa Public Schools board members will hold their first regular meeting of the new year at 6:30 p.m. Monday. During that time, board members are expected to get an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the district.

Monday night's meeting comes as TPS students return to virtual learning after being gone for winter break.

However, students could be back in the classroom within a matter of weeks. That's because the district approved Superintendent Dr. Deobrah Gist's recommendation for a tiered shift back to in-person learning in mid-December. The staggered return is expected to happen in late January but will depend on the latest COVID-19 health data.

The first students who could go back to in-person learning are Pre-Kindergarten through third graders, with a return date of January 25. If that happens, students in grades four through 12 would return to in-person classes the following Monday, February 1.

Since the district has been out for winter break for a couple of weeks, Tulsa Public Schools has yet to update its COVID-19 case count. The last time the district updated the numbers was December 18. At that time, the district had 30 confirmed cases and 32 close contact exposures. For more information on the TPS COVID-19 case count, Click Here.

To look at the 18-page agenda ahead of Monday night's board meeting, Click Here.