Austin ISD to go virtual-only for first 3 weeks of school

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July 14, 2020 - 5:35 pm

AUSTIN ( -- Austin ISD will delay the return of students to its campuses in August, with learning during the first three weeks of the school year happening virtually for all students.

"The health and safety of our students and staff are at the forefront of all of our decisions," district officials said in an announcement Tuesday afternoon. "Given our public health conditions in Travis County, Austin ISD will suspend in-person education and deliver virtual instruction for the first three weeks of the 2020–21 school year."

AISD is set to start the fall semester for the 2020-21 school year on August 18.

Officials in Round Rock ISD discussed a similar move during Monday night's school board meeting, with superintendent Dr. Steve Flores officially announcing the decision Tuesday.

AISD officials say they will continue to look to federal, state and local authorities for guidance and directives. Additional information on the changes will be sent to parents, staff, and the district community.

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