Friday's top stories:
• The Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education voted Thursday night to reject a recommendation by Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist on how to proceed with the planned return of 4th, 5th and 6th graders at elementary schools to in-person learning this month. Their vote delays that return to January.
• While local leaders and the federal government plead with Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving due to dizzyingly high COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he will not comply, instead attending the Bedlam college football game this weekend and having a traditional Thanksgiving with members of his family beyond his immediate household.