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Tulsa Public Schools board to discuss enrollment trends on Monday

Posted at 3:49 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 16:35:24-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Public School Board of Education is scheduled to meet for the first time since members voted to keep middle, junior high and high school students online until January 4th.

The meeting agenda does not provide details on Monday's meeting on enrollment trends.

2 Works for You sat down with a parent, worried about decisions made surrounding distanced learning. She is thinking about removing her child from TPS.

Amy Clingan has a senior and a freshman currently enrolled. Her senior is handling distanced learning just fine, but her freshman seems to be struggling.

“For me as a parent, I worry because he’s starting his high school career. The subjects are only going to get harder and more intense," Clingan said. "He hasn’t sat in a classroom since March. That’s a long time for a kid to be out of school. In all honesty, we are certainly looking at other alternatives, so many of the private schools have gone back. You know, I am really done with the way that this is being handled. Because I just don’t want him to be playing catch up.”

Amy isn't alone.

Nationally, NPR reports enrollment has dropped in dozens of public school districts all across the U.S. and across different demographics.

The report shows distanced learning and COVID-19 could be the reason for that, even though districts are doing all they can to keep things running smoothly.

To read more about the agenda for today's meeting click here.

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