The nation’s youngest children are getting their chance at vaccines for COVID-19. Shots began Monday at a few locations, though they were expected to ramp up after the Juneteenth federal holiday.
The money will reimburse the district for its spending to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfectant and cleaning supplies, and more.
Del Valle ISD says the decision is in alignment with the City of Austin and Travis County, which lifted all COVID-19 emergency mask orders on March 23.
The Teacher Vacancy Task Force is being expanded by two dozen members, so the group includes an “equal representation” of teachers and administrators.
Researchers conducted the study when the delta variant was the dominant strain and found that mask requirements resulted in 72-percent fewer cases.
The Austin ISD survey asks families and staff if the district’s mask mandate should be optional. The survey will be online until March 6.
Teachers say keeping students engaged is harder than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic and they’re looking for new ways to keep students interested.
The Austin parents also called out top administrators who were recently photographed not wearing masks while at gatherings earlier this month.
Students, staff, and visitors are now only recommended to wear a mask when on many of their campuses. Some parents are wondering if this is the right direction.
To offer some measure of stress relief during the pandemic, Austin ISD administration will close schools on two Fridays this spring.
To offer some measure of stress relief during the pandemic, Austin ISD administration is proposing to close schools on two Fridays this spring.
PfISD is one of many school districts in Central Texas that have temporarily closed or are taking other measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Round Rock ISD parents and students gathered at the Governor's Mansion to protest for improved COVID-19 protocols within Round Rock schools.
Three Central Texas school districts will be closed at least part of this week due to COVID-19.
Lexington ISD is expected to resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Del Valle ISD is expected to reopen with normal operating hours on Monday, Jan. 24.
All PfISD campuses will be closed Friday, Jan. 21 and Monday, Jan. 24 due to COVID-19 staffing shortages.
The district says campuses will reopen on Monday, Jan. 24, but will be closed from Jan. 19-21.
Austin ISD has increased the pay rate up to $225 per day for substitute teachers in hopes it will help them fill roles that have been left empty due to COVID.
The Hutto Independent School District is closing all campus operations January 17-19. Students and staff will return to the Texas school district on January 20.