TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Public Schools voted to delay the return of fourth, fifth and sixth-grade elementary students to in-person learning until Jan. 4.
Those grades were originally scheduled to return Nov. 30. In a meeting Thursday night board members expressed concern with staffing numbers and the district's ability to staff classes after Thanksgiving.
As of Thursday, 22 Pre-K through third-grade classes are in quarantine.
Kendall-Whittier Elementary School moved to distance learning on Thursday due to staffing issues and external close contact numbers. It will remain in distance learning until Dec. 2.
During Thursday's meeting, the district said it only has about 140 substitutes at the moment. It also said 40 to 50 percent of substitute requests are being fulfilled daily.
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