SAN ANTONIO – Southside ISD is the latest school district to announce they will be offering remote-only learning for the first three weeks of the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
On Thursday night, the district’s board of managers also voted to begin the school year on Aug. 17.
The three-week transition plan could be extended based on health conditions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the city, officials said.
After the first three weeks, the district is offering parents the choice of remote instruction, hybrid instruction or in-person instruction.
“Parents should be the deciders of their children’s education,” Superintendent of Schools Rolando Ramirez said.
Next week, administrators plan on meeting with parents to discuss back-to-school plans, school operations and COVID-19 protocols.
On Friday, the Texas Education Agency issued updated guidance that allows schools more time at the beginning of the school year for online-only instruction.