Alief ISD will begin 2020-21 school year online due to pandemic

HOUSTON – What will back-to-school look like?

Alief Independent School District Superintendent HD Chambers says school officials have decided to begin the school year online.

Chambers said he doesn’t want any student to lose out on their education because of the pandemic but the thought of how to bring students and teachers back to the classroom safely keeps him up at night.

“When you start bringing students into the classroom or staff members into a building, while students may not be as at risk to each other, they could be at risk when they bring it home,” Chambers said.

What resources and support will the school district give parents?

Students will have access to tablets and the internet to do their work from home.

Alief ISD has teamed up with area providers to get internet to families in need.

“We still have work to do, everyone has work to do, to make sure that the virtual teaching, the online teaching is still as productive and as efficient as it can be,” says Chambers.

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