Some of our schools need your help to remain virtual in hot spots: Make a call now!
UPDATE: The campaign has ended. Please see our September 24 news release for information on new guidelines published by TEA.
Texas is a big state. And not all areas are feeling the same impacts from the pandemic. As Gov. Greg Abbott noted last week when allowing for higher capacity in many businesses, several areas in South Texas—including the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, and Victoria—continue to be hot spots for COVID-19 and need to keep tightened safety restrictions. The Texas Education Agency also is expected to revise some of its guidelines soon.
Our schools in these areas need our help urgently to stay safe as many have students and staff back on campus or had planned to do on-site instruction soon. Tell Gov. Abbott and Commissioner Mike Morath that we need their leadership to give these districts the flexibility to:
- End planned phase-ins and allow districts to remain virtual for the rest of the semester.
- Give school boards the flexibility to limit campuses to only staff that are absolutely necessary to be on-site.
- Allow school boards to implement plans in collaboration with local health authorities.
Tell the governor and commissioner that we need to stick to following metrics for COVID-19 that show a significant decline before putting our students, school employees, parents, and communities in harms way.