The Oklahoma State Board of Education unanimously approved an order that implements a Distance Learning Plan to complete the remainder of the school year for students without reopening school buildings. The approval comes as numbers grow for positive COVID-19 cases in the state. Beginning April 6, districts will be expected to provide distance learning for the rest of the school year. District leaders will also provide assurances to the Oklahoma State Department of Education of a Distance Learning Plan and ensure services continue for English learners and special education students.
OSDE will provide distance learning frameworks and resources on its website. In addition, the agency is exploring how federal assistance could help digital connectivity for some districts. In partnership with OSDE, OETA will broadcast instructional daytime programming for the state’s PreK-12 students.