New State Report Urges Flexibility By Texas School Districts

TEXAS (1080 KRLD) - The COVID-19 pandemic has left school districts across Texas navigating uncharted waters.

When the coronavirus forced schools to close with little notice in March, districts had to cobble together ways to complete the 2019-20 class year.  Now, the challenge is putting together a school calendar for 2020-21.  A new report from the Texas Education Agency gives local districts guidelines on forming their plans, but the TEA is also encouraging flexibility and creativity at the lower level.

Plans will vary from one district to another, but recommended options include more frequent breaks built into the next school year in case of a second wave of COVID-19.  Also, virtual learning could remain a vital of of the education equation moving into the fall.

Teach for America DFW's Martha Bogdon discussed the TEA recommendations with KRLD's Chris Sommer.