DFW School District Announces In-Person Learning Only for 2021-22

Allen ISD in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has announced that it will not offer remote, virtual learning for the 2021-22 academic year. District Superintendent Robin Bullock sent a district-wide email on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4, announcing the district’s plans for the upcoming year.

“As we plan for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, we are encouraged by the improved conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the relatively low transmission rate within our community. I want to thank the Allen Fire Department for their partnership in administering vaccinations throughout the community while prioritizing its availability to our educators,” the email said.

“With these factors in mind, we are excited for all students to attend classes on our campuses for the upcoming school year. We look forward to refocusing our efforts to provide an excellent educational experience for students that support their social, emotional, and academic growth. For the 2021-2022 school year, we will not offer at-home, virtual learning.”

The district is also revoking its mask mandate as of July 1. Masks will be optional for students, faculty and staff. Bullock added that the district “will continue to monitor trends and will adjust accordingly should the need arise,” leaving the option open to reinstate the mandatory mask policy.

Allen ISD chief information officer David Hicks said that, pending any new guidance from the Texas Education Agency, “It’s going to be like a traditional school year.”

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