Oklahoma City Public Schools will be returning to class March 23, at least for now, according to a message from Superintendent Sean McDaniel posted to the district's website.

Our position today is that OKCPS will resume classes on Monday, March 23rd. This is based upon guidance we have received from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Oklahoma City County Health Department (OCCHD), the Governor's Office, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. My staff has participated in numerous conference calls and webinars over the past 72 hours and I have spoken directly to the heads of our state agencies. The prevailing thought is that we should wait to cancel school for now, and I agree. While we may eventually decide to extend Spring Break as we gather more information and receive additional guidance, today is not the day to make that decision.

I do recognize that the earlier we can make a call to extend Spring Break, the better it will be for our families as they work to make plans for the care of their children. Please trust that I will keep that in the forefront of my decision-making process.

You can read the entire message both in English and Spanish by clicking here.