Month

December 2020
Q:        I read somewhere that TEA has updated the COVID-19 close contact re-entry procedures and criteria based on new guidance from the CDC. Are there exceptions to the mandatory 14-day stay-at-home period now?  A:        Yes. TEA released an updated version of the Public Health Planning Guidance on December 10, 2020 which provides districts with the...
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Q:        I am hearing that the federal government, through Operation Warp Speed, expects to begin delivering COVID-19 vaccines before the end of 2020. Can a school district require students and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?   A:        Theoretically, yes as to students; no, as to staff (for now). The Texas Department of State...
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Q:        We are growing increasingly concerned with the impact the recent surge of coronavirus cases is having on our attendance and resulting state funding. Are we able to restrict student access to in-person instruction if a campus can no longer be adequately staffed due to a COVID-19 outbreak without impacting our funding?   A:...
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