OKCPS Moves Forward Bringing Students Back To Class

Monday, November 9th 2020, 9:37 pm
By: Erica Rankin


As teachers protested the return to in-person learning, Oklahoma City Public School officials said they’re moving forward as planned.

Some OKCPS teachers demanded the district halt the return of students to the classroom during a  Monday night school board meeting.

Oklahoma County remains in Orange Level 2, which recommends distance learning or an A and B schedule. District leaders said they won’t make any drastic changes unless Oklahoma County reaches the high alert level, which is 50 or more cases per 100,000 residents.

During the meeting, OKCPS leaders stood behind the decision to bring first through twelfth graders back. A factor in that decision being made was the 20 percent of students who reportedly do not log on and learn every day. 

Some teachers claim their school buildings aren’t well-ventilated. They also worry for their health and safety along with their students.

Several teachers left the meeting frustrated.

Students on the ‘A’ schedule will attend in person classes Tuesday and Thursday. Students on the ‘B’ schedule will attend in-person classes on Wednesday and Friday.