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Dozens of school districts resume classes Monday after 2-week walkout

Broken Arrow teachers "pass the torch" to their supporters who will continue demonstrating for education funding. (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Students in nearly three dozen school districts headed back to class Monday for the first time since the teacher walkout began April 2.

After two weeks of demonstrations at the Capitol and across Green Country, Union, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Claremore, Glenpool, Muskogee and Tahlequah welcomed students and teachers back.

Many school districts have plans to continue sending delegates to Oklahoma City to meet with lawmakers. Some schools, like Broken Arrow, held "passing of the torch" ceremonies Monday to hand their signs off to parents and other supporters while teachers return to the classroom.

A handful of schools will reopen Tuesday, including Tulsa, Berryhill, Okmulgee, Henryetta, Wagoner, Keys and Inola.

Meanwhile, most districts have announced how they will make up days missed during the walkout by adding either time to their existing school days or tacking on school days to the end of the year.


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