OKCPS Parents React To New District Plan


Thursday, July 23rd 2020, 6:30 am
By: Katelyn Ogle


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma City Public Schools said the first nine weeks on school will be online only, then school will start three weeks after that.

Many concerned parents responded to News 9’s Facebook post to express their concerns.

Some parents say they’re concerned about kids missing out on social interactions.

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Others are wondering what working parents will do with their children at home while they’re off at work.

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Many OKCPS parents are wondering how students without iPads, laptops, or internet access will learn.

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The district said Pre-K through 2nd grade students will receive an iPad. Students 3rd through 12th will receive a Chromebook. OKCPS said they are currently working on a plan to hand the devices out safely to students.

OKCPS parents can choose between two virtual learning options, the E-Three Learning Program or OKC’s Remote Instructional Program.

“Some students do better at moving at their own pace and they want to spend quite a bit of time on a piece of material or zip right through,” said OKCPS Deputy Superintendent Jason Brown. “While some students want more of an approach where they are moving at the same pace as the rest of the class.”