Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Bixby, Broken Arrow districts close additional schools for two weeks amid COVID outbreaks

Bixby, Broken Arrow districts close additional schools for two weeks amid COVID outbreaks


Broken Arrow and Bixby public school districts are moving additional schools to distance learning for two weeks in response to an increased number of COVID-19 cases.

In Broken Arrow, all students at Centennial Middle School and Sequoyah Middle School will transition to distance learning from Tuesday through Nov. 20. They will report back to school Nov. 30 after Thanksgiving Break.

Last week Broken Arrow announced that Aspen Creek Early Childhood Center, Broken Arrow High School, the Freshman Academy, Options Academy and Early College High School would close for two weeks as well. The closures are blamed on worsening transmission rates in the community as well as quarantines among support staff, bus drivers and other essential workers.

The district reported 32 students and 25 staff members currently were infected with COVID-19 last week.

At Bixby Public Schools, North Elementary School is transitioning to distance learning for two weeks beginning Tuesday after the district learned of several new positives cases among students and employees over the weekend.

A news release states the new cases necessitated the immediate quarantine of the elementary’s entire administrative office and child nutrition staff as well as one additional teacher. North Elementary students also are expected to return to school Nov. 30 following Thanksgiving Break.

Bixby’s high school and ninth grade center began their two-week transitions to distance learning Monday.

Bixby Public Schools reported 33 active cases throughout the district on Friday. It’s unclear what that total is now with this weekend’s update at North Elementary.

Featured video

Gallery: Voters line up on Election Day in Tulsa

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

  • Updated

General Counsel Brad Clark on Thursday presented to the board records he said showed a years-long history of Epic’s “nonresponsiveness and noncompliance” with state Department of Education requests for information about its use of taxpayer dollars — and new deficiencies discovered in reviews of Epic’s federally funded programs for special education and homeless students and English learners.

  • Updated

A group of Republican lawmakers — 11 state representatives and 11 state senators — issued a joint statement Wednesday calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to request an investigative audit of the state Education Department to determine the full extent and impact of its potential failure to ensure compliance with the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System for public schools.

Epic Charter Schools: A Tulsa World investigation

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News