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Brazos County Health District makes no changes to start of school year yet

Posted at 10:48 AM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 11:48:52-04

BRAZOS CO, TX — The Brazos County Health District held a press conference Friday afternoon to address the return to school.

This comes after multiple health districts across Central Texas announced delaying the start of in-person learning until after Labor Day.

Some students cannot wait to return to school in-person.

“I’m returning! I am so pumped, I’m ready to get back. I miss seeing people,” says Zachary Yeager, an incoming senior at A&M Consolidated High School

Whether or not to send their kids back to school or try remote learning has been one of the toughest decision for parents to make. While some parents are still deciding on what they will do, others have already made their decision.

“We’ve already committed through the survey that the school district sent out that we will be sending our kids back when school starts up August 13th and we will keep them in school as long as that’s a viable opportunity through the school district,” says Michelle Fix.

Dr. Seth Sullivan with the Brazos County Health District says he needs more time to look at the evidence being collected regarding the viruses affect on the younger population before making a decision on whether to delay the start of in-person learning for both Bryan and College station school districts.

“There’s a lot to consider here, a lot to consider and if this decision remains my responsibility I will continue to be diligent. That diligence includes speaking with other Health Authorities, which I have been doing.”

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Michelle Fix, a parent in College Station, thinks it’s important the health district makes the right decision for Brazos County students and not just follow the decisions made by other Central Texas communities.

“We see so many different things coming out in so many districts and I think to not compare is a big thing from one district to another. We live in isolated communities and our community has to do what’s best for that community,” says Fix.

Dr. Sullivan says if he makes the decision to delay in-person learning for the school districts, a new start date after Labor Day makes the most sense.

“If we were looking at in some way delaying the person-to-person component of school that makes as much senes as any other date,” says Dr. Sullivan.

Parents hoping the decision will come sooner rather than later as the start of the school year is less than a month away.