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.