Hi everyone. I am in production of the September issue and am excited to bring you some positive stories about local women doing what they love, starting with an interview with an amazing local photographer and a local business owner who spreads joy everywhere she goes. Also I will be publishing an updated guide for patios around Edmond, some inspiration from Emory Anne Interiors for Fall, and updating our Shop Edmond section to feature every independent retailer. You read that right. Every single one, by the end of the year.
This Thursday, Edmond Vibes holds its 5th event of their inaugural year. Savanah Whitehead at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute has done a terrific job with so many obstacles to overcome in this first year event, it’s sure to bring a wonderful second year. The event runs 5-9 pm and is located in Downtown Edmond.
EPS grants Superintendent emergency powers & issues mitigation measures.
It is stunning to see all that is happening with a lack of Covid mitigation efforts in our State, much less the metro. Either people are horrified or simply don’t care for whatever their reason. I’ve been observing online, specifically for the last 5 days after last Thursday’s school board meeting got rather ugly. As a result, people who don’t usually do so are lashing out against those delivering news and information.
I’m not sure why there is so much divisiveness and hate, and I suspect misinformation has a lot to do with it, so here we are. I understand parents don’t like government/authority figure overreach completely. Also, I completely understand the parents who feel their children are unsafe at school.
With so many changes occurring with this variant of the virus, the school board this evening decided to issue the new Superintendent emergency powers to make swift decisions, should it become necessary.
Most parents saw the letter issued district wide below, causing Twitter and Facebook to light up with parents and guardians seeking more information so that they may choose how to govern themselves accordingly (from my observation, lack of information is the source of most frustration of school kids parents and guardians.) Oddly the only information that is available is coming from hospital groups, the school district and news sources, with no information at all coming from the State Health Department.
Monday, the Superintendent sent out the following letter to parents, stating it was “unimaginable” the issue with the virus would be such a problem this year, and that in the school year’s first 13 days, the district has seen more cases than the entire 20-21 school year. As of Friday, there were over 2,900 students and staff in quarantine, per the school districts website at Covid – Edmond Public Schools (edmondschools.net). You can check this site Tuesday’s and Friday’s for updates.
I am posting the letter below so that you may understand what is happening, if you don’t have kids in school.
Also, I follow a twitter account that is providing straightforward information at COVID-19 in Oklahoma… (@OklahomaCovid) / Twitter
Dear Parents and Guardians,