Oklahoma City Public Schools are planning to come back for in-person learning ahead of schedule amid struggles to conduct distance learning.
Citing increased in-person classes in surrounding districts, OKCPS superintendent Sean McDaniel announced the district’s youngest students will start coming back in mid-October.
The plan would welcome in Pre-K and kindergarten students to school on October 19 on block schedule days where some students would come two days a week and others would come a different two days.
All students would be taking part in rotating in-person instruction starting in the second week of November.
Distance learning would still be an option for those who aren’t comfortable with returning in person.
The move comes amid a growing number of students and school staff around Oklahoma either testing positive for or quarantining because of COVID-19. A StateImpact database reveals that more than 200 public school districts have reported at least one case of COVID-19 since reopening in August.
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