All Willis ISD students to do remote learning for first part of 2020-21 school year

Willis ISD will have remote learning for all of its students for the first portion of the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Willis ISD will have remote learning for all of its students for the first portion of the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Willis ISD will have remote learning for all of its students for the first portion of the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Willis ISD will hold remote learning for all its students from Aug. 12-Sept. 7, according to a video from Superintendent Tim Harkrider released July 21. Schools will reopen for students who have selected in-person instruction Sept. 8 unless a decision to extend remote learning has been made by Aug. 31.

The decision was made due to a letter from the Montgomery County Public Health District urging local districts to not bring students back to campuses in August due to the continued rise in coronavirus cases.


"If you ask for guidance, you can't ignore it if you don't like it," Harkrider said.

Information about technology access, meal distributions and other parent concerns can be found on the district's website.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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