AUSTIN (KXAN) — In a special-called meeting Monday night, the Lake Travis ISD Board of Trustees voted 4-3 to submit a request to the Texas Education Agency to extend the virtual learning period for four weeks, but with certain conditions.

While the request gives the district the option to extend virtual learning past Sept. 8, the district said parents who, through a survey before school began, indicated they’d send their kids back to campuses after Sept. 8 could do so under these guidelines:

  • All Pre-K and elementary school students
  • 6th grade students
  • 9th grade students
  • Special Education students
  • Students of district employees

All other students whose parents chose to send them back to campuses can do so Sept. 21, the district said.

The district said that parents who chose to keep their kids at home for online learning can continue that, as well.

Some parents organized a prayer circle outside the building ahead of the meeting. The Facebook event for the meeting did not discuss an agenda. One parent told us they were just praying for grace and guidance for the school leaders.