Monday, January 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022
52° F Dallas, TX
Coronavirus

FrontBurner Poll: Are You Ready to Send Your Kids Back to School?

And will schools even be open?
By  |
Image
Heading toward the test, probably. (Photo: Elizabeth Lavin)
Advertisement

FrontBurner Poll: Are You Ready to Send Your Kids Back to School?

{{ currentIndex+1 }} / {{ images.length }}

Advertisement

Parents who are trying to follow the back-to-school guidelines set forth by President Donald Trump, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Gov. Greg Abbott probably need to pop a Dramamine. It’s been a dizzying mess. Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced yesterday that an August 17 opening is “in jeopardy.” How in the middle of a pandemic do you create an environment for hundreds of school children to be safe, together, all day, indoors?

Yesterday, our sister publication People Newspapers reported about the pushback the Texas Education Agency has received about its guidance around reopening. The governor also said “if we continue to see COVID spreading the way it is right now, it may be necessary to employ that flexibility and use online learning.” The fate of the next STAAR test is also up in the air. This is all very much in flux.

FrontBurner parents, where are you on this? What are you hearing from your kids’ schools, and are you ready for the first day of drop-off?

Related Articles

Image
Nature & Environment

Dallas Is a Great City for Birdwatching

I worked hard not to write a "going to the birds" headline.
Image
Opening and Closings

A Peek Inside Legacy Hall in Plano

The 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, brewery, and entertainment venue is open.