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AISD shutters virtual learning for fall

Monday, June 21, 2021 by Tai Moses

Austin ISD students will be returning to the classroom in the fall, with no remote learning options offered. Chief of Schools Anthony Mays said in a news release, “By following guidelines from Austin Public Health, the CDC and more, we’re confident we can safely reopen to all our students.” As the release notes, “this will be the first time back in a school building for tens of thousands of students” who spent the pandemic year doing virtual school in front of a screen. “We know and realize that this will be a big shift for our students, so we’re committed to doing everything possible to help them in that regard. We’re preparing our counselors, school mental health centers, teachers and more to make sure our students feel safe from the opening bell to leaving for school at the end of the day,” Mays noted. Austin ISD has launched a website with resources and information to help families prepare for the 2021-22 school year.

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