Texas schools ‘will be safe’ to reopen in August, education commissioner says
Texas schools “will be safe” places for students and staff to return in the upcoming school year, though families fearful of sending children to campuses will be able to continue online learning, Education Commissioner Mike Morath said.
The comments, issued after Gov. Greg Abbott told state legislators about plans to reopen campuses this fall, offer additional confirmation that state officials are moving toward bringing students and faculty back into school buildings in August. Much remains unknown about how schools will look amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, though Texas Education Agency officials are expected to publicly release detailed plans Tuesday for safety, funding, and operations.