Broken Arrow Public Schools Discussing Back-To-School Plans

Monday, August 9th 2021, 7:03 pm


The Broken Arrow School Board unanimously approved the district's back-to-school plan for the school year Monday night.

The biggest takeaway from a COVID-19 safety standpoint is no masks, but that's to be expected with the state law restricting mask mandates in schools unless there's a state of emergency.

That has some parents feeling good about the school year, while others still have questions.

Broken Arrow is still encouraging both vaccinations and mask-wearing, even if the district is not mandating them.

The re-entry plan has virtual options for pre-K through 12th grade and a blended option for high schoolers.

The district also wants parents to monitor their children for COVID-19 symptoms.

Students who test positive won't be allowed to return until 10 days after their first symptoms, and after they've been fever-free for three days.

One parent who spoke at the meeting, Angela Liter, is happy with the plan, but with an increase in COVID-19 cases and city mask mandates across the country, she's worried about what the district could change if COVID-19 gets worse.

"We appreciate the school district's re-entry plan, we're happy about it," she said.

"But we do have questions. And the questions are really unanswered at this point. We don't know what's coming."

The school board's president says he's happy with this re-entry plan, and that he's excited about bringing students back to school.


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