Return to school: Manor ISD goes over in-person learning plan

Travis County

MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Manor Independent School District Superintendent Andre Spencer on Thursday released the district’s plan for students to come back to school in person.

District leaders discussed the plan with parents during a 5 p.m. informational webinar.

Spencer said while the plan is now in writing, it could change at any moment given the current COVID-19 risk levels and other guidance from Austin-Travis County health leaders or federal government health leaders.

The district is planning on doing all classes in person this coming school year with social distancing protocols as students move between classrooms. Masks will be optional.

The district will ask parents to screen their children before coming to school and have staggered release times to ensure social distancing can be kept. Students will also be asked to wash their hands frequently.

Spencer says many parents have been asking about virtual learning.

“However, at this particular moment, because our governor, the governor of the state of Texas has highlighted for us that we will not receive funding for any of our young folks who are participating in virtual instruction,” he said.

The superintendent says that does not mean they will never provide virtual instruction this school year. He says safety is the district’s top priority.

Manor ISD also encourages students older than age 12 and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The entire plan can be seen on MISD’s website.

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