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TEA: Students that get COVID-19 may be funded up to 20 days of virtual learning

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 19:37:53-04

BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS — Texas Education Agency announced it will provide funding for schools, allowing students up to 20 days of virtual learning if they have COVID-19 or are exposed to the virus.

"This is one of those actions from the state, where we're just going to continually evolve and adapt," Dr. Justin Turner, principal, Caldwell High School shared with KRHD 25 News.

Students will have to meet specific qualifications to learn virtually. Once they are placed, these students will not work concurrently while the school day is going on.

"We will have a plan in place, staff in place- certified that can provide that instruction," Turner said.

Even with the delta variant of COVID-19 spreading nationally, local parents are still holding faith that the school districts will take care of their kids when they are in school.

"I think Caldwell Elementary as a whole has done a really good job of preparing parents and answering questions," Locke said.

"We've been adjusting for a year and a half now, and when you get to the essence of serving the child, the adults just have to make the concessions to meet the needs," Turner said.

While the principal wishes it was more than 20 days, he appreciates TEA allowing school districts to apply for a waiver if more time is needed.