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Oklahoma education board OKs safety plan, makes it optional


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education approved a COVID-19 response plan on Thursday for actions local districts should take to slow the spread of coronavirus, but narrowly voted to make the plan optional instead of mandatory.

Developed in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the five-level plan outlines steps districts should take based on the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases per capita in a county where the district is located.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who chairs the board, said she was disappointed in its decision to m...

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