Oklahoma Teachers Worried About Return To School Amid Coronavirus

Jun 29, 2020

A survey by the Oklahoma Education Association reveals educators' anxieties about coming back to school in fall 2020.

The survey collected answers from almost 3,000 of OEA's members around the state. OEA represents teachers and other school staff.

A few results from the survey:

  • 81 percent of educators say they’re concerned about their own health next year.
  • 86 percent say social distancing isn’t possible where they work.
  • 83 percent say their district does not have enough substitutes
  • 76 percent believe visitors to school should be required to wear masks

Schools are working to figure out the best way to come back, and plans include in-person classes with the possibility of quickly pivoting to distance learning if necessary.