AISD leaders answer questions on school re-opening

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July 12, 2020 - 5:54 am

AUSTIN ( -- Students are set to go back to class in a little over a month, and Austin ISD officials are continuing to make plans for their return to campus.

Saturday, the district posted a video to its YouTube account aimed at answering questions from parents as the new year approaches.

Outgoing superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz and school board president Geronimo Rodriguez spoke about the planning the district is doing as they prepare to welcome back 80,000 students and more than 12,500 employees. More details for each individual campus and community will be sent out closer to the beginning of the year.

The fall semester, as scheduled, is set to begin on August 18. Parents and students will be able to choose either 100% in-person or 100% remote learning.

For students that need transportation to and from school, the district says general education buses will run with a maximum of 12 to 14 students onboard - where 60 would have been onboard in the past. For special education buses, routes will run with 4 to 10 students.

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