Dallas Teachers Lobby School Board For Delay In On-Campus Classes Until 2021

School Bus Stop Sign
Photo credit JerryX/GettyImages

Dallas teachers are lobbying hard to have on-campus classes delayed until January 2021.

According to reports, teachers do not want schools to open for in-class instruction until Dallas County Coronavirus infections drop for at least 14 straight days.

Today, the Dallas chapter of the Alliance/AFT teachers union will lead a car caravan to Dallas school district headquarters where the school board is meeting for a briefing on school reopening plans.

Alliance AFT President Rena Honea says teachers are nervous and many have underlying health conditions. She says the district did a very poor job of listening to teachers before they made their decisions.

Currently, Dallasschools are set to open up on September 8, with online only classes. 

The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and the teachers will meet at 10 a.m. at Edna Rowe Elementary in Buckner Terrace.