Grapevine-Colleyville, Carroll ISDs update opening plans for in-person, virtual instruction in the fall

Carroll ISD announced July 29 that students may return for in-person classes at the beginning of the school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Carroll ISD announced July 29 that students may return for in-person classes at the beginning of the school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Carroll ISD announced July 29 that students may return for in-person classes at the beginning of the school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated at 10 a.m., Aug. 1:

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.


Original story:

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.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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