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Conroe ISD has opted for remote learning for all of its students for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe ISD has opted for remote learning for all of its students for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Conroe ISD has opted for remote learning for all of its students for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Houston-area districts discuss online and in-person learning options.

Conroe ISD opts for remote learning for first 4 weeks of school year

Conroe ISD will begin the 2020-21 school year with remote learning for all of its students until Sept. 8, according to an update on the district’s website written by Superintendent Curtis Null.

Katy ISD superintendent reaffirms in-person, virtual instruction choice for fall 2020 in July 20 letter

Katy ISD will still allow parents to choose whether their children should learn in person or virtually for the 2020-21 fall semester, according to a July 20 letter from the Katy ISD superintendent.



NEW: Clear Creek ISD announces delayed, multiphased school start dates for students

Clear Creek ISD will not bring students back to campuses Aug. 18, but will instead gradually phase in its brick-and-mortar learners from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8 while Clear Connections students begin in late August.

Magnolia ISD pushes back in-person learning to after Labor Day

Magnolia ISD Superintendent Todd Stephens announced the district would not hold in-person learning until at least after Labor Day, during a full—by social distancing standards—MISD board meeting July 20.

New Caney ISD delays in-person classes until at least Sept. 8

All New Caney ISD students will start off the 2020-21 school year virtually amid uncertainty of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to district officials. Teachers are still expected to return to campus on Aug. 3.

Spring ISD to offer only remote learning for first 4 weeks of 2020-21 school year

Spring ISD Superintendent Rodney Watson announced the district would be offering only remote learning for the first month of the 2020-21 school year, during the district's virtual town hall meeting for parents on July 20.

Andy Li, Jen Para, Colleen Ferguson, Dylan Sherman, Kelly Schafler and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.




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