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Returning to school during a pandemic: The will to teach

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 19:43:16-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tracy Smith is a licensed attorney. She recently documents in the mail for her to review, regarding a will and trust.

However, its not for a client, but for herself. Years ago Smith left the courtroom for the classroom.

Now, with discussions of schools reopening for in person classes during the coronavirus pandemic she is making preparations to get her affairs in order.

Smith misses her students' smiling faces and can't wait to see them.

"The pandemic happened and we never saw them again. Like it’s devastating,” Smith said.

But with COVID-19, she's concerned for her health. She decided to put a will in place, in case the pandemic takes her life as it has so many others.

Tulsa Public Schools said the district is updating all cleaning protocols to be in line with CDC recommendations.

The district will also said personal protective equipment will be provided to teachers and students.

There will also be a virtual teaching option for teachers who are high risk of contracting COVID-19.

A complete list of health and safety changes being implemented can be found here: TPS COVID-19 Safety Protocol.

The will to teach

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