Friday, October 09, 2020

Stitt announces extension for schools to claim funding for virtual options

GOVERNOR KEVIN STITT ANNOUNCES EXTENSION FOR OKLAHOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CLAIM FUNDING FOR VIRTUAL COURSE OPTIONS

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 7, 2020) — One week after the program’s initial deadline, Governor Kevin Stitt announced an extension for all Oklahoma school districts to claim funding for virtual learning resources through Learn Anywhere Oklahoma. 

While more than 250 school districts have claimed funding through the program, roughly one third of all districts across the state still do not have an established virtual learning platform. The deadline to register has been extended to Oct. 30.  

The Oklahoma Supplemental Online Course Program will be proactively reaching out to districts to assist in connecting all schools to virtual resources that will assist in delivering education during the COVID-19 pandemic and help provide greater access to quality learning opportunities.  

“Our top priority is to ensure all Oklahoma students have access to a quality education,” said Gov. Stitt. “Learn Anywhere Oklahoma provides school districts with a tool belt of options for delivering virtual education to individual students or entire classrooms, allowing students to remain engaged in their districts during this historic pandemic.” 

“We are extending the deadline to Oct. 30 out of a desire to ensure all districts are informed of this affordable, robust resource,” said Secretary of Education Ryan Walters. “Once a district opts in, the district will be given credits it can put towards Learn Anywhere Oklahoma’s K-12th grade courses beginning immediately and available through 2022.” 

The new deadline set by Gov. Stitt allows districts to sign up for Learn Anywhere Oklahoma until October 30, 2020, thereby claiming funding that can be utilized for up to two school years. All districts are encouraged to participate, even if they have a current virtual learning plan in place.  

Support is standing by to assist school districts with enrollment at learnanywhereok.org. For more information about Learn Anywhere OK, visit the website or contact 405-645-7750 with questions. Learn Anywhere OK is administered by the Oklahoma Supplemental Online Course Program.  

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