School districts in the Crossroads transition to face-to-face instruction only

School districts in the Crossroads transition to face-to-face instruction only

VICTORIA, Texas – School districts across the country had to reconsider their reopening plans for the school year.

In the Crossroads, some districts have changed gears. From giving families an option for both online and face-to-face instruction to only face-to-face learning.

School districts that are suspending remote learning are Industrial, Edna and Cuero, said Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd.

As for the future of Victoria I.S.D., Shepherd said the district stands ready to support any and all remote learners throughout their region.

The district has worked hard to develop a high-quality remote classroom environment, said Shepherd. There are currently 79 open seats for remote learners for Kindergarten through the fifth grade.

The superintendent said they are compiling information about open seats in middle and high school. Information will be released soon to families of in the district.

Shepherd said parents and caregivers are welcomed to reach out to the district student services at 361-788-9250 for more questions.

Newscenter 25 reached out to the Superintendent of El Campo I.S.D. Bob Callaghan after a tweet was sent by him saying quote:

Surveys go out again next Monday to online learners. Please respond. We want to welcome you to in-person instruction. Here is a typical socially-distanced classroom.

The original tweet from Superintendent Bob Callaghan. 

Callaghan responded in an email to Newscenter 25 about possibly transitioning to face-to-face instruction only:

We believe the best educational opportunities are provided in a face-to-face environment. This survey will resemble the survey distributed prior to the start of school where students/families chose in-person or online instruction. That commitment lasted for 12 weeks. If students/families chose the online learning, they have the option to return to in-person instruction at the end of the first 12 weeks which ends on Friday, October 16, 2020. Student data shows the struggle online learners are having with this delivery. Our survey is designed to inform us of those that will be returning to in-person learning from online learning. We are requesting the survey to be completed September 28 – October 1.

We will keep following up with this as soon as we receive more details.

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