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TEA announces Rio Grande Valley cities might be able to delay in-person classes longer

1 month 1 day 5 hours ago Friday, September 25 2020 Sep 25, 2020 September 25, 2020 5:58 AM September 25, 2020 in News - Local

The Texas Education Agency announced that public schools in the Rio Grande Valley might have the option to delay in-person learning for another four weeks.

Ruben Cortez, a Texas state board of education member for district two said he’s spoken with the TEA commissioner along with sending letters to lawmakers in Austin asking for in-person learning to be delayed even longer. 

“I left him a very lengthy message pleading with him to reconsider modifying the rules for at least — at nothing else — the more impacted regions,” Cortez said. 

According to the Texas Education Agency’s new directives, there will be special consideration for cities with high COVID-19 case counts. 

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