Arlington ISD Maintains August 17th Start Date With Four Weeks Of Online Classes

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Arlington schools are going to stick with the plan after the school board got a virtual earful last night from some teachers who feel it's unsafe to return to in-class instruction right now.

Arlington ISD trustees met to discuss what changes, if any they might make based on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's legal opinion that school boards, not county health departments, should decide when schools reopen for on-campus classes.

After the meeting, School Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos announced there would be no changes, writing in a statement that the district "will follow the current Texas Education Agency guidance that allows Districts to conduct the first four weeks of school virtually. From there, we can request an additional four weeks." 

The online instruction begins on August 17th.