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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.

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Trustees for the Edgewood Independent School District approved a budget for the upcoming school year Tuesday evening with a nearly $9 million shortfall.

The $104 million budget is $8.6 million higher than the district’s expected revenue.

Emblem of North East ISD
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Updated at 6:51 p.m. with funding guidance from TEA — With a legal requirement to pass a budget by the end of June, San Antonio area school districts have begun approving budgets for the 2020-2021 school year without knowing answers to key questions with major financial implications.

San Antonio ISD school bus.
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The San Antonio Independent School District board of trustees approved a modified academic calendar for the upcoming school year Monday evening.

SAISD officials said the changes will give the district flexibility during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Lanier High School Class of 2020 file into Alamo Stadium June 15 for their graduation ceremony.
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Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 have been turned on their heads due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but several San Antonio school districts have managed to host in-person ceremonies this month.

Edison High School senior Miranda Treviño sought help from her college bound advisors to support her transition to college.
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in the spring, it robbed many high school seniors of important milestones such as prom and graduation, and robbed them of the chance to say goodbye to their classmates. For some, it also took away their chance to set foot on the campus of the college of their choice for the first time.

SAISD families line up at Woodlawn Academy on April 9 to pick up laptops for their children to use while schools are closed.
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The San Antonio Independent School District regained contact with more than 5,000 students this past week, cutting the number of students it hasn’t heard from since spring break in half.

Woodlawn Academy Assistant Principal Garland Whetzler brings a laptop to a student's family April 9, 2020. San Antonio ISD purchased 30,000 Chromebooks to facilitate online learning during COVID-19.
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At Woodlawn Academy on San Antonio’s West Side, cars lined up for blocks to pick up laptops on Thursday.

 As cars pulled up to the school, Assistant Principal Garland Whetzler took down student names and ID numbers and exchanged them for Google Chromebooks.

An SAISD student reconnecting with her classmates for the first time since before spring break.
Rebecca Podowski

When Gov. Greg Abbott closed schools on March 19 to slow the spread of COVID-19, he kicked off an unprecedented push to educate students remotely in Texas.

An exam room at Health Center West on the Tafolla Middle School campus. The clinic opened Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
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A new clinic at Tafolla Middle School will make it easier for families in the neighborhood to access medical care for their children.

Health Center West, located in a portable building on the middle school campus, will serve students in the San Antonio Independent School District who attend Lanier High School and its feeder schools, including Tafolla.