Broken Arrow Public Schools officials have scrapped a previously announced August start date to provide additional time for them to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The first day of school for kindergarten through 12th grade is now set for Sept. 3. Pre-K students are scheduled to start classes on Sept. 8.
“We will utilize the extra two weeks before school starts to focus on protocol, planning and preparation,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Vinson said in a news release. “During this time, district administrators and staff will receive additional training on proper cleaning and disinfecting techniques; will be able to adjust and plan for a possible staggered schedule or distance learning situation, should the need arise; and to prepare our Virtual Academy for the 5,000 plus students who have already enrolled in the program.”