As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the state of Oklahoma and around Tulsa, several school districts announced the move to distance learning to start the year.
Some parents from Jenks Public Schools and Owasso Public Schools are upset at the decision and have started petitions.
Both Change.org petitions say the parents choose to take daily precautions and send their children to school.
The Jenks Public Schools parent petition said, "We do not accept what has been chosen for us." The message continues by saying that children thrive in the classroom. It said children, "work harder, learn more and thrive off the push of their peers, teachers and support staff that surround them.
The Owasso Public Schools parent petition said parents have the right to choose what they feel is best for their kids and their kids' education.
We DO NOT ACCEPT what has been FORCED upon us.
The OPS petition said children were not employees, and by remaining isolated they could experience an impact to their health and wellbeing.
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