Oologah-Talala Schools May Switch To Distance Learning Due To Sub, Bus Driver Shortages

Friday, January 8th 2021, 6:21 pm

OOLOGAH, Okla. -

The Oologah-Talala Public School District said it is working to determine whether to switch to distance learning because of a "critical need" for substitute teachers and bus drivers.  

An assistant superintendent with the district said due to the bus driver shortage, he drives a route to bring kids back home after school. 

Oologah-Talala Public Schools said it also needs substitute teachers at all grade levels. District leaders said no experience is necessary in order to sub. More information about becoming a substitute can be found here.  

The district's website shows as of Friday, the district has six staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation, with six other staff members in quarantine because of exposure. The website also shows the district has 11 students who are positive in isolation, resulting in 127 students in quarantine because of exposure. 

The superintendent's office said as of right now, the plan is for students to learn in person on Monday, January 11.