The Texas Education Agency notified district officials that legislation related to full-time virtual learning did not pass in the 87th Texas legislative session that ended last month. Because of that, the TEA cannot let school districts receive state funds for virtual learners. LISD stated that without state funding it would not be able to offer virtual learning.
"We share your disappointment that LISD is not able to offer a full-time virtual learning option in the way we wanted, but we are excited to welcome all our students back to their home campus when school begins in August," a news release from the district stated.
For all students who opted to learn virtually in the 2021-22 academic year, LISD will provide an in-person course list based on their selected classes, according to the district.
LISD's High School Virtual Learning Academy, which has offered a selected number of online courses for several years, will continue to operate. But students will not be able to attend that academy for all of their coursework.
The first day of school is Aug. 11.