Return-to-School Resources

After dealing with campus closures due to COVID-19, Texas public schools will reopen for the 2020–21 school year, although options are available to delay on-campus instruction due to rising coronavirus cases.

Operation Connectivity

TASB Legal Services' memo Operation Connectivity Bulk Order Program (pdf) answers questions about the need for board authorization to pursue a bulk purchase of technology under Operation Connectivity. The memo includes a Sample Notice/Agenda: Board Meeting by Videoconference or Telephone Call for Operation Connectivity Bulk Order Program (docx) in an editable word format.

State and national guidelines

TASB's return-to-school podcast

  • TASB Talks, Episode 36: Return to School, Part I: Joy Baskin, division director of TASB Legal Services discusses the legal challenges and implications as public schools prepare for the new year in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Get details on TEA's guidelines on in-person and virtual learning, extracurricular activities, and the processes for managing outbreaks as they arise.
  • TASB Talks, Episode 37: Return to School, Part II: Amy Campbell, division director of TASB HR Services, talks about the challenges of district staff returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. She answers common district questions, like: Do teachers have a choice in returning to the classroom? If a staff member is exposed to COVID-19, what are the next steps? How will daily screenings work? Should schools be preparing contact tracing teams?

Health and safety

Operations

Academic calendar

General operations

Personnel issues

General HR guidance

Leave

Remote work

Remote instruction

Student and extracurricular issues

Updated August 10, 2020, 10:55 a.m.