OKC Metro Schools Working Toward Going Back To The Classroom

Tuesday, March 2nd 2021, 4:51 pm
By: Brittany Toolis

Some Oklahoma City metro school districts are returning to more in-person learning. 

Right now, that doesn't include Oklahoma City Public Schools but both Putnam City and Edmond announced their plans for at least four days of in-person learning.

Other school districts in the Oklahoma City area are doing more than an A/B schedule. 

Starting at the beginning of the school year, Moore Public Schools has had in-person learning, five days a week. 

Since November, Mid-Del Public Schools have been face-to-face for four days a week. While district wide shutdowns haven't been an issue for most districts, COVID-19 still has caused disruptions in district plans. 

"We haven't had a district-wide outbreak. What we've had is pod of smaller outbreaks at multiple places at the same time but not the same point of origin," said Rick Cobb, superintendent of Mid-Del School District.

Some graduating seniors enrolled in Moore Public Schools may get a surprise ending to their school year.

"There's a lot of factors that go into the prom piece thing as far as the social distancing and masks and that type of thing, but yes, we are in discussion on what that looks like and hopefully we'll have a really good solid plan within a week or two," the district's Superintendent Robert Romines said.

Last week, Piedmont sent pre-K through elementary students back to class. Middle and high school students in the district will follow suit next Monday.