OKCPS To Return To In-Person Learning; Teachers Voice Concerns


Tuesday, November 10th 2020, 7:26 am
By: Caleb Califano


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma City Public Schools is officially moving forward with their in person learning plan.

The district says they will not need to make any changes unless cases in Oklahoma County go over 50 cases per 100,000 residents.

First through 12th grade students are returning to the classroom Tuesday on an alternating A-B schedule. The district says some students will attend class Tuesday and Thursday, while other students head back in-person Wednesday and Friday.

Mondays will be virtual learning days. 

OKCPS leaders are sticking with the plan even while COVID-19 cases continue to break records statewide. 

The school district says 20 percent of student are apparently not logging on or learning daily.

“We’ve been out for eight weeks and some of them have not logged in at all. Some of them have not been in a school setting whether it is virtual or face to face,” says Superintendent Sean McDaniel.

OKCPS teachers are concerned about a physical return, and many protested outside before the school board meeting started Monday night. While others voiced their concerns during the meeting. Ultimately a good amount left the meeting frustrated.