The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees voted July 31 for students to return for in-person classes Sept. 8.
Superintendent Robin Ryan said the district is expecting a large shipment of personal protective equipment by Sept. 8 date, which is after Labor Day.
Over a dozen speakers, including parents, students and teachers, spoke during the meeting for and against beginning in-person learning on Aug. 17.
Students will begin virtual classes on Aug. 17, and both in-person and virtual classes will begin on the Sept. 8 date.
Carroll ISD announced July 29 it will proceed to offer both in-person and virtual classes starting Aug. 24.
Tarrant County’s health authorities had ordered on July 21 for all public schools to push back the start of in-person learning until Sept. 28.
But Attorney General Ken Paxton's July 28 decision said the power to delay in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year lies with local school districts rather than county health authorities.
CISD families and students have the option to begin the 2020-21 school year either in person or remotely. They then have the option to change their decision at the end of each nine-week grading period.
The CISD board of trustees decided July 27 to push back the first day of school from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24. This one-week shift is meant to allow faculty more time to be trained on delivering virtual instruction, according to the district.
The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees is scheduled to discuss the district's plans for returning for the fall semester at a meeting on the evening of July 31.