Hofmeister proposes distance learning to keep school buildings closed

Oklahoma public schools could remain closed for the rest of the school year, as all learning would take place at a distance to protect from the coronavirus pandemic.

State schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced Monday she would recommend a Continuous Learning Plan for public schools to finish the school year without in-person instruction. Extracurricular activities would not take place at schools, either.

Hofmeister said the new approach is “far from ideal, but necessary” in her announcement Monday afternoon.

“I have faith in the commitment, innovation and creativity of Oklahoma educators and administrators,” Hofmeister said.

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