Tulsa Public Schools has partnered with two local organizations to offer an online resource to connect families to child care services and other basic needs during distance learning.
The school district collaborated with The Opportunity Project and the Tulsa Area United Way to launch an online portal where businesses and community groups can share details of support options, care sites, and donations of food and other items. Families can find this information and locate services at COVIDKidCareResources.tauw.org.
Superintendent Deborah Gist said the COVID Kid Care Portal, which premiered Wednesday, was created in response to a desperate need in the community for resources due to the ongoing pandemic. TPS plans to spend at least the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year in distance learning, meaning many families are in need of child care and other assistance while they work.
“We know that this time is challenging for all