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MONDAY on "The Source" — The Northside Independent School District is one of many in Bexar County heeding the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's guidance to wait until after Labor Day to reopen campuses for in-person learning. 

A general view inside an empty classroom at a primary school in Hertford, after the majority of schools in the UK closed while the spread of the COVID-19 continues.

Melissa Martinez, a kindergarten teacher at Will Rogers Academy in the San Antonio Independent School District, has died after becoming infected with COVID-19.

Future Texas A&M University-San Antonio students are welcomed to campus during a curbside Admit Day in June 2020.
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Amid a surge in coronavirus cases in San Antonio, Texas A&M University-San Antonio plans to offer about 30% of its classes in person for the fall semester starting August 20.

University leaders say the inclusion of face-to-face instruction is part of a balanced approach that considers both public health and student need.

Plexiglass installed at Comal ISD's Goodwin Frazier Elementary to protect from COVID-19.
Comal ISD

Two suburban school districts partially located in Bexar County are pushing back against the order closing all schools in the county to in-person learning until after Labor Day.

Edgewood ISD conducts a board meeting July 21 with face masks and plastic dividers. Members of the public accessed the meeting virtually.
Screenshot of public meeting

Originally published July 22. Updated July 23 to include South San ISD. 

At least four of the 19 school districts impacted by the Bexar County Health Directive plan to keep their campuses closed to in-person learning longer than required.

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San Antonio Metro Health has ordered all Bexar County schools closed to in-person instruction until after Labor Day. The order applies to both public and private schools.


The Texas Education Agency has given the state’s public schools permission to keep students learning remotely for up to eight weeks this fall.

Students in Michelle Olivarri's third grade class celebrate getting the right answer on a computer game in January 2019.
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As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Bexar County, two San Antonio school districts announced plans Tuesday to delay the start of the upcoming school year.

School lockers in a charter school hallway in November 2017.
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Amid a surge in coronavirus cases across the state, the Texas Education Agency told Texas school districts last week that they are required to give all parents the option of sending their children to school five days a week this fall.

The guidance upended district plans, and it gave parents and educators a tough decision to make.

According to guidelines issued last week by the Texas Education Agency, students will be able to return to campus for in-person instruction or continue learning remotely in the fall.