Posted Date: 05/29/2020
Previously banned under state law, school days on Saturday are now a viable option for Oklahoma school districts because of COVID-19.
Public school districts in the 2020-21 school year could use Saturdays as an instructional day, if they wish to construct a school-year calendar with classes on the weekend.
The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Thursday to grant waivers for a state law that prohibits regular classes on Saturdays.
“Districts are taking this time right now during the summer to plan for Plan B, Plan C, Plan D, and definitely there would be a need for as great a flexibility as we can give them,” state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said after the board meeting. See story