Saturday classes for Oklahoma schools in case of 2nd surge

Saturday classes for Oklahoma schools in case of 2nd surge
The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases. (Source: WBRC)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases.

The board approved a plan starting in the fall in which Saturday classes will be counted toward minimum attendance requirements, which is currently prohibited by state law.

Health officials have warned of a possible second surge of coronavirus cases and state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister has said she wants schools to prepare multiple calendars for the fall, in case of another outbreak.

Oklahoma schools canceled in-person classes and moved to distance learning in mid-March as the virus spread in the state.