State Board of Education approves option for Saturday school in 2020-2021

State Board of Education approves option for Saturday school in 2020-2021

During a special meeting Thursday morning, the Oklahoma State Board of Education approved an option for Saturday school.

The option for Saturday school was passed with a five to two vote. The options gives schools the freedom to utilize Saturdays for teaching and to count for attendance purposes, so they may meet the school year requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.

Current state laws prohibit schools from utilizing Saturday courses to count toward the 180 day or 1080 requirement.

The choice to use Saturdays for teaching will be up to each individual school district and is not required.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said this will provide flexibility to schools when they are making the upcoming school calendar and contingency plans.

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