ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – After a virtual school board meeting that lasted more than seven hours, the Arlington Independent School District has pushed back the start date for in-person learning.

Students were originally scheduled to begin in-person instruction on September 21, but during the sometimes heated meeting Thursday night the board voted  5 to 2 to push that date back one week — and begin on Sept. 28.

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will have final approval on the new plan.

All students in the Arlington ISD have been learning virtually since August.