The Mission school district approved an eight week extension of the at-home online learning for another two months.
The district, which begins its new school year next Tuesday, Sept. 8, will now offer families the option of having their children participate in in person instruction on Monday, November 2.
With the November start date, the district will take advantage of the full eight weeks of remote learning allowed by the Texas Education Agency before they transition to an in-person option, the district said in a Thursday release.
“This will provide our community more time to continue to lower the spread of COVID-19 and will allow for more planning on making that transition of instructional options,” the district said in a news release. “In the coming weeks, we will share the steps we will take to help make in-person instruction as safe as possible for everyone, so parents [and] guardians can make the best decision for their family should that time come and the option become available.”