As the national debate rages on whether or not schools should reopen campuses and send kids back to school despite continued rises in COVID-19 cases, Killeen ISD announced its plans on Wednesday morning in an email to parents and a press conference.

According to KISD Superintendent Dr. John Craft, KISD plans to reopen campuses but will still provide an option for virtual learning for families who don't feel comfortable sending their kids back to campus.

In an email to district parents, KISD says that they are developing two educational plans for students to re-enter classrooms in-person or through the KISD Virtual Platform, with the first day of school set to begin on Monday, August 17.

KISD is creating a Return to Learn Guide which will outline specific health protocols that will be in place ahead of the first day of school...Our custodial staff will be increased and will thoroughly clean all school facilities throughout the day and in the evenings.

On July 17, parents of registered students will receive an email allowing them to elect a mode of instruction for each of their students.

For more complete details on the KISD "Return To Learn" Plan, visit the district's website HERE or click the button below.

You can see other district returns plans here.