DISD Leader Says Return Of Students This Year "Unlikely"

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April 06, 2020 - 4:57 pm

DALLAS (KRLD) - The superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District is skeptical about the possibility of students returning to classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year. Schools across Texas are closed through May 4th at the order of Governor Abbott to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and district leaders across the state are trying to determine what will happen after that date.

"We have not hit the peak yet...and so to me, the likelihood that we will have regular school this school year is very doubtful," said DISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa. "We have already canceled just about everything in April. In May, we're going to be making those decisions in the next couple of weeks. It looks very unlikely that we will come back to school this school year."

A final decision on the district's operations after May 4th has not been reached. Dr. Hinojosa says the district has been working to get wi-fi hot-spots to students to enable them to receive instruction at home on-line.