Posted Date: 08/03/2020
When COVID-19 first came to Tulsa County in March, many local school districts were preparing for spring break. They had to quickly pivot and change to distance and virtual learning using a variety of methods.
Since then, COVID-19 has continued to affect residents of Tulsa, and school districts have had to make contingency plans for the upcoming school year.
At Union Public Schools, the district is weighing two options: face-to-face learning and virtual learning. A lot of effort is focusing on distance learning, says Sandi Calvin, assistant superintendent.
The district has a re-entry task force, which meets weekly to prepare for the upcoming school year. Each student will get a device — iPads for younger students and laptops for older students — and WiFi access, if needed.