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Refugio ISD no longer offering remote learning

Refugio ISD is no longer offering remote learning
Posted at 8:06 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 21:08:55-04

Today was the first day for face to face instruction for students in the Refugio Independent School District.

The district is no longer offering remote learning as an option.

The Refugio ISD School Board voted about a week ago to require all students to return to their schools today.

The district will continue to offer remote learning for students who are quarantined or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Parents contacted by KRIS 6 News had mixed feelings about their kids returning to the classroom.

“No concerns at all,” said Timothy, a parent with children in the district. “Everything is going good so far. Everyone is following instructions and doing what they are supposed to be doing. Everything is looking good.”

But Bob Koonce, a grandfather for students in the district, isn’t sure about the return.

“I think it was a little premature starting them on one-on-one meetings,” Koonce said. “On the other hand, mentally and psychology I know the kids will love it. Time will tell. I’m hoping they are right and I’m wrong.”

Parents who don't want their children to return to in-person learning can homeschool or enroll their child in another district.

And if there is a spike in coronavirus cases, the district does have the option to return to remote learning.