Students Across The Metro Return To The Classroom


Wednesday, August 11th 2021, 6:02 am
By: Tevis Hillis


OKLAHOMA CITY -

As schools get back to in person classes, some local districts are implementing some changes that students and parents should be aware of.

Schools will be contract tracing students who are exposed to someone with COVID-19. 

Mid Del Public Schools plans to use $28 million from the American Rescue Plan to protect students in the district. Those funds will be used to mitigate risk, combat learning loss and provide for the unique needs of the most vulnerable students in the district.

At Putnam City Public Schools, students Pre-K through 12 grade will be given devices to help students with distance learning, should cases spike again.

Some students in the district are already learning virtually. The district opened the option to parents before the start of the school year.

For most public schools, masks are recommended but optional for students and staff.

The districts we spoke with said they are tracking the Delta Variant and will make day to day decisions to keep students and staff safe.