Texas is giving public schools permission to keep campuses closed for more than five million students well into the fall as the state scrambles to contain one of the largest resurgences of the coronavirus in the U.S.
Changes announced by the Texas Education Agency July 17 said Texas schools could hold online-only instruction for up to the first eight weeks of the school year. That potentially pushes a return to campus in some cities until November. Orders given by county health departments and then later rolled back upon the guidance of the Texas Attorney General led many districts to reconsider their reopening plan into early August.
The table and map below show more than 100 North Texas school districts and when they currently plan to begin classes online and in the classroom. In many cases, that's the same day, but some districts are opting to begin the year with online instruction only before opening the classroom to students.
We expect some of the schedules to change over the next two weeks, so check back and refresh this page for the latest update.