Posted Date: 05/20/2020
Message from the Superintendent
To All Union Employees:
As Oklahoma entered Phase 2 of the Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan on May 15, I wanted to provide Union employees with an update on where the district stands with regard to reopening. Download this letter here.
I have been in conversation with several outside agencies including health professionals and various city and state leaders. A district committee has been created and is working to prepare a district reopening plan. The committee will form guidelines for employee and student return based on the restrictions and recommendations for re-entry. Of course, there are many things that need to be taken into account before we begin to welcome students back on campus.
We anticipate phasing employees back to work beginning June 1, depending on the work of the committee. While we do not have answers to all questions yet, we want you to be prepared to return to work on June 1, in case you are asked to do so. We already have several staff members working onsite. Please be assured that this plan will be developed in accordance with all federal, state, and local guidelines for health and safety. We will share the plan with you as soon as possible.
A couple of other key things:
Again, we appreciate everyone being flexible. We will keep you informed as we get answers to the many outstanding questions.
Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.