Fort Worth ISD schools are starting Online, only learning from Tuesday. If everything goes well, the district is planning to reopen school earlier than planned.
Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner said that he wants students to return to schools as early as possible. But he wants to do that in a safe environment.
The current plan includes online learning for the first four weeks of the semester. Face-to-Face learning would start on Oct. 5.
But if the number of coronavirus cases in Tarrant County continues to drop after Labor Day, the school reopening dates may change.
The school board will discuss a timeline for reopening schools next week.
Superintendent Scribner added that online learning would be more organized. He said, “Our biggest concern is with our youngest learners. We want to minimize their screen time and offer opportunities for engagement with teachers, paper, and pencil work with the ultimate goal of getting back to school for in-person instruction as soon as possible.”
Fort Worth ISD arranged for thousands of laptops and hotspots for students to teach them on Day 1 of their school.