Stillwater Public Schools To Vote On Distance Learning For Start Of The Year

Tuesday, August 4th 2020, 7:19 am

Stillwater Public Schools will have a meeting Tuesday night regarding distance learning.

The special meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The school board will discuss the possibility of switching to virtual learning for the first part of the year.

However, the meeting agenda doesn't specify how many weeks it would last.

Distance learning has been already adopted by larger school districts like Oklahoma City and, just recently, Norman.

Stillwater is delaying the first day of school an extra week, they'll head back to class on Thursday, Aug. 20.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has a map, detailing recommendations for learning by each county coded from green to red.

Payne County, where Stillwater is located, is only in the yellow level. The state's map shows under that level, distance learning is not a recommendation; however, face masks are encouraged and districts are advised to restrict visitors and certain public events.

Compare that to in the Oklahoma City metro, both Oklahoma and Cleveland counties are orange, where distance learning is recommended.

Tuesday’s meeting will be held virtually through a livestream.

People can find a link to it on Stillwater Public Schools' Facebook page