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AISD wants your input on remote learning
Friday, June 26, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
Austin Independent School District is asking families to complete a survey to help inform how students will return to school in the fall. In a summer newsletter (para Summer Vision 2020 en español, visite el sitio web del Austin ISD), the district explained that in Texas Education Agency draft plans, both in-person and remote learning would count toward funding. That, and the quickly shifting landscape created by the pandemic, means that AISD is preparing a “hybrid” learning model alongside a 100 percent at-home learning model for Aug. 18. Given the choice families have, AISD hopes that the family survey can inform plans for the new school year. The newsletter notes, “We’re looking forward to seeing our students and staff return to learning safely; however, it is clear that our school days will not look the same as years past. Social distancing guidelines may result in classrooms of six to eight students per teacher. This means not all 81,000 students will be on our 127 campuses each day and students will learn remotely when they’re not physically at school. More information on in-person learning will be communicated as the district receives guidance from TEA.” For assistance with the survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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