Gov. Abbott Says No Mask Mandate In Texas Schools As Districts Announce COVID-19 Prevention Plans“There will be no mask mandate imposed. And the reason for that is very clear, there are so many people who have immunities," Gov. Abbott said Wednesday.
North Texas School Districts Work To Vaccinate Students, Communities Against COVID-19Convenience was the repeated reasoning as to why many teens in the district came out to get their shot.
North Texas School Districts Reassessing Mask PoliciesIn light of Gov. Greg Abbott lifting Texas’ mask mandate, the Texas Education Agency has updated its public health guidance stating a public school system’s current mask requirements can remain unchanged.
School Districts Can Still Mandate Masks, Texas Education Agency SaysThe TEA said local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy.
What North Texas School Districts Have To Say About Gov. Greg Abbott Fully Reopening TexasMost North Texas area school districts released statements on social media responding to Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement Tuesday, March 2, the state was fully reopening soon with no COVID-19 restrictions.
I-Team: Many North Texas Schools Unable To Find Substitute Teachers Half The Time During PandemicIn six of the largest districts in North Texas, schools were unable to find a substitute to fill-in nearly half the time when a teacher was out during the fall semester.
More Than 200 Texas School Districts To Offer Rapid Coronavirus Testing For Students, TeachersThe pilot program uses the Abbott rapid antigen test, with results in about 15 minutes.
More North Texas School Districts Say It's Time For Struggling Students To Come Back To CampusCiting failing students and burned-out teachers, Texas school districts are beginning to abandon plans to provide virtual instruction alongside traditional school classes.
I-Team: How Much About Your Child Are North Texas School Districts Sharing Online?The social media images that teachers may be posting are now coming from inside students' homes.
Active Coronavirus Cases Connected To Individual North Texas Child Care Facilities In Single DigitsTotal cases in any one facility have been limited to 10 or fewer and cases among employees have been nearly double those among children.
Texas AG Ken Paxton Again Stressing That There Is No Statewide School Shutdown Order In PlaceOne day after sending a letter saying that health authorities can't issue 'blanket orders' closing schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement clarifying that there is no statewide shutdown order in effect.
Stephenville Mayor Didn't Anticipate Statewide Impact Of His Question To Texas AG Ken Paxton About Reopening SchoolsMayor Doug Svien said he didn’t understand how an order from a city contract employee could potentially override the decision of a school board.
Some North Texas Families Rally At School Districts To Re-Open ClassroomsSome North Texas families are organizing rallies in an effort to pressure school districts to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dallas, Tarrant County Health Leaders Disappointed Texas AG Ken Paxton 'Overruled' School Delay Orders During PandemicTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a legal opinion that says local health authorities can’t issue blanket orders to close schools to prevent COVID-19 cases.
Arlington ISD Superintendent Calls Beginning School Year With At-Home Learning 'A Responsible Way Of Moving Forward'Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said the decision to postpone face-to-face instruction until the end of September came from the advice of health authorities.