Area students have their spring break extended until April 6 following a meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Education this afternoon.
The board voted unanimously to extended the break that will include all instructional activities, extracurricular activities including sports, staff development, and training. All clerical, nutritional and maintenance activities will go on during that time.high school
That means all sport schedules are going to be reworked and some games could be cancelled entirely.
Since many students depend upon the school lunch State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said a waiver has been granted that will allow schools to deliver meals or parents picking up the meals at the school.
As it stands, Hofmeister said the effect of the extended break on graduating seniors will be determined by the local districts.
She also said the subject of teacher pay during the break will be determined by the districts.
Henryetta superintendent Dwayne Noble was monitoring the meeting video and said he will be meeting with principals Tuesday morning, “to get a game plan for everything.”
The decision affects public, charter, neighborhood and virtual schools.