District Reopening Plans

School start dates are right around the corner. How we return to school is at the pinnacle of all Texas school districts and decision-makers’ conversations. At the forefront of each district’s plan is how to return to schools safely while balancing the needs of students to ensure effective learning.

What Districts Are Discussing

As districts make the challenging decision to choose which reopening plan they will use, here are some frequent topics that are being discussed and taken into consideration:

  • Safety: How best to ensure that all students and staff are protected.
  • Limiting Exposure: How to maintain six feet of distance in the classroom, busses, hallways, etc.
  • Seating Arrangements: How to arrange classrooms (and supplies) so each student has six feet.
  • Minimizing Congestion: How to create a building flow, so students and staff move in the same direction through hallways.
  • Buses: How to plan and arrange for socially distanced transportation.

Three Reopening Models

Various Texas school districts have chosen from the following three models:

  1. Remote learning only: Students will not have the option to return for school for in-person learning. Instead, they will partake in virtual learning from home.
  2. Full in-person reopening available for all students: Students have the option to attend school in-person but are not necessarily required to do so.
  3. Hybrid/Partial: Districts will use both remote learning and in-person instruction.

Learn How Major Texas School Districts Plan to Reopen

List updated Friday, July 24

DISTRICT

2018-19 ENROLLMENT NUMBERS

PLAN TO REOPEN

PLAN UPDATED ON

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR START DATE

Houston ISD

209,772

Remote learning only

07/15/2020

08/08/2020

Dallas ISD

155,119

Undecided

07/15/2020

08/17/2020

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

116,512

Undecided

07/15/2020

08/24/2020

Northside ISD

106,501

Remote learning only

07/20/2020

08/24/2020

Fort Worth ISD

84,510

Full in-person reopening available for all students

07/17/2020

08/17/2020

Austin ISD

80,032

Full in-person reopening available for all students

07/14/2020

08/18/2020

Katy ISD

79,913

Full in-person reopening available for all students

07/13/2020

08/19/2020

Fort Bend ISD

76,122

Remote learning only

07/20/2020

08/12/2020

Aldine ISD

66,854

Full in-person reopening available for all students

07/21/2020

08/17/2020

North East ISD

65,186

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/17/2020

Conroe ISD

62,837

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/12/2020

Frisco ISD

60,182

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/13/2020

Arlington ISD

59,900

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/17/2020

El Paso ISD

57,315

Remote learning only

07/09/2020

08/17/2020

Garland ISD

55,987

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/10/2020

Plano ISD

53,057

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/12/2020

Klein ISD

53,328

Hybrid/Partial

07/10/2020

08/19/2020

Pasadena ISD

53,291

Undecided

07/20/2020

08/18/2020

Lewisville ISD

52,218

Full in-person reopening available for all students

07/21/2020

08/19/2020

Round Rock ISD

50,387

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/20/2020

San Antonio ISD

48,745

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/17/2020

Socorro ISD

46,814

Remote learning only

07/09/2020

08/17/2020

Clear Creek ISD

42,205

Full in-person reopening available for all students

07/13/2020

08/18/2020

Spring ISD

35,385

Undecided

07/20/2020

08/13/2020

Laredo ISD

23,645

Remote learning only

07/16/2020

08/10/2020

Clint ISD

11,388

Remote learning only

07/09/2020

08/27/2020

Canutillo ISD

6,246

Remote learning only

07/03/2020

08/03/2020

Point Isabel ISD

2,352

Remote learning only

07/21/2020

08/24/2020

 

Please keep in mind that each district’s plans are subject to change. It is important to understand that each plan may differ slightly, even if the same model is chosen. Check with your school district for the most up-to-date and accurate information.