Around Edmond Special: State Board of Education recommends closure of all school buildings for the 19/20 school year
LATEST UPDATE: State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced today that she will propose a Continuous Learning Plan (distance learning) to the State Board of Education this week to complete the school year for Oklahoma students without reopening school buildings during the global pandemic.
The Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 25. Board members will meet virtually.
“We are determined to support our Pre-K through high school students as well as English learners, special education students and those who need reinforced skills or additional enrichment. We recognize this reality will present challenges for many families and districts, but these are extraordinary times that call for extraordinary measures. This coordinated, swift and thoughtful action will help safeguard the health and well-being of our communities, students and professionals in public schools. We must do absolutely everything in our power to reduce transmission of coronavirus.” – State Supt. Joy Hofmeister