VISD lays out COVID-19 plans for 2021-2022 school year

Masks will not be required, but are encouraged

VICTORIA, Texas – With school starting back tomorrow and with covid cases still active and on the rise in some areas, the return to school might look different this year.

VISD has released its COVID-19 update for the upcoming 2021 – 2022 school year. Masks are optional and are not required but are encouraged. Masks will be available for students on each campus. There will also be scheduled cleanings at VISD facilities.

Students who test positive for covid will have to quarantine at home for at least 10 days, and students and parents will be notified if they were in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.

VISD will not offer virtual or remote learning this year due to new changes made by the Texas education agency, we spoke with superintendent Quinten Shepherd on why it isn’t offered this year.

“This year we cannot offer remote instruction. TEA has put out rules that say we cannot get state funding if we offer it, and so for a district like VISD we’re not able to stand that up as an option. That’s why so many school districts around the state of Texas are not offering remote instruction this year,” said Superintendent Shepherd.

VISD also told us that they are working out a plan for students who have to quarantine at home if they test positive, and how they can stay on top of their studies.

To read VISD’s COVID-19 plan for the 2021-2022 school year click here. You can also get updates from the district on COVID-19 here.