Round Rock ISD reveals plan for virtual, in-person learning

Round Rock ISD released a plan for instruction for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock ISD released a plan for instruction for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Round Rock ISD released a plan for instruction for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Round Rock ISD released July 17 an overview of virtual and on-campus learning options for the 2020-21 academic year.

Titled Reimagining Education, the plans detail virtual learning and support services for students and families. RRISD will begin the semester Aug. 20 100% virtually for the first three weeks.

The plans released also outline safety measures for on-campus instruction, which at this time is expected to begin Sept. 10 for families that choose the in-person learning option.

"Please know that given the ever-changing nature of our current public health conditions, these plans are likely to evolve and change," a district news release stated. "We will keep our community informed of developments as they occur."

Below is a copy of the Reimagining Education plan in full.


By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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