Updated June 29 to include an update from Irving ISD.
Following news that Gov. Greg Abbott told lawmakers that students will return to class in-person for the fall, some districts have put some plans in place so that parents can choose between online and in-person learning for their child.
Many districts in North Texas said they are awaiting further guidance from the Texas Education Agency, which is expected to be released on Tuesday, June 23.
"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.
Fort Worth ISD
Fort Worth ISD announced Wednesday that parents will be able to choose between in-person and online classes for their child's fall semester.
Many parents and students who participated in a district survey preferred returning to classes in-person.
Abbott's announcement seems to align with their plans, the district said.
Frisco ISD is planning to offer in-person instruction with the option of online classes.
Parents will receive a commitment form for their students next week where they can choose whether their child will attend classes online or on campus, the district said.
Garland ISD plans to also present two options to parents: in-person classes or virtual learning for students during the fall semester.
The district will add heightened hygiene and disinfection protocols for in-person. Students who are eLearning will have district-provided technology and internet hotspots, as needed.
Irving ISD will offer students a choice for in-person learning or remote learning, the district announced Monday. Parents can begin online registration on July 6 and are asked to make their selection by July 24.
Keene ISD will have in-person classes and students who want to learn from home will be able to watch a live video feed.
Princeton ISD will offer in-person classes and online instruction. A few more teachers were hired to help with the delivery of online learning, the district said.
Richardson ISD says it will hold classes in-person at all schools, and also offer a virtual school option for families with concerns about health risks to students or family members.