Austin schools push back start date amid growing coronavirus concerns

The launch date of KVUE – Austin Independent School District has been officially postponed due to growing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting on August 6th. After a few discussions and six hours of testimony from parents and teachers, the school authorities voted at 3:30 in the morning to postpone the first day of school to September 8th. The district had previously planned the first day of school for August 18.

“For now, [I have] No ability to understand how to style the courses, what the expectations are for content creation or design, accuracy, etc. So it would be great if I could spend a little more time on it, “said a high school teacher at McAllen High School during the board meeting.

Under this new plan, schools will remain completely virtual for the first four weeks, but parents who do not have access to technology can require their students to study on campus. Over the next four weeks, beginning October 5, the AISD will slowly introduce students to on-campus learning, depending on the health conditions in Travis County and whether they prefer to return.

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