With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Waco ISD looking to delay the start of school to after Labor Day.

Waco ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon, told KWTX,  “There are significant logistical and operational details that still need to be worked out, and at the same time, the current spread of the virus in our community is deeply worrisome, as a result, I am recommending that we wait to start school until after Labor Day.”

This is good news to parents who are worried about sending their kids back to school during the pandemic. Kincannon also said the delayed start would help “implement important health and safety measures as well as provide additional professional development for our staff.”

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) issued its guidelines for the 2020 School year addressing in-school and online options, but does not give teachers an option.

Waco ISD school board will vote during its next meeting on July 23rd to determine if they will accept or reject the revised calendar.

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