Texas students will return to school campuses this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott, with a much higher safety standard in place. Next week the Texas Education Agency will release additional guidance for school districts on Tuesday.
“I will tell you that my goal is to see students back in classrooms in seats interacting personally with teachers as well as other students,”
“This is a very important environmental setting for both the students, for the teachers, and for the parents.”
“It will be safe for Texas public school students, teachers, and staff to return to school campuses for in-person instruction this fall. But there will also be flexibility for families with health concerns so that their children can be educated remotely if the parent so chooses,” said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.
According to state lawmakers on the 11 a.m. call, school districts will be able to also offer instructional alternatives for students. The decision comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise statewide, and local officials begin to put firmer restrictions in place to tamp down the spread in their cities and counties.