Oklahoma School Leaders Look At Newly Released CDC Guidelines For Reopening Schools

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 5:36 pm

By: Karl Torp

The CDC released its new guidelines for returning to school. 

Students would wear masks at school is one of the suggestions.

Other suggestions include kids eating lunch in their classrooms, desks being six feet apart and limiting the number of kids on the school buses.

“Transportation is going to be a challenge,” said Edmond Public Schools Superintendent Brett Towne.

Towne said furniture in classrooms that are not being used as a desk will most likely be removed.

In Oklahoma City, alternating schedules with virtual learning from home is being considered.

“We looked and talked about all the models. None of them are great and every one of them is going to cause a level of alarm,” said Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel.

OKCPS’s Pathway to Greatness Plan consolidated 15 schools in the last couple of years. 

Five of this schools now house district employees. McDaniel is looking at opening parts of those schools to students to utilize extra space.

No official decisions have been made yet.

Related: CDC Releases Detailed Road Map For Reopening Establishments


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