Superintendents, local leaders meet to discuss school start

Reopening schools in the fall
Posted at 1:37 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 15:01:04-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Six area school districts are voicing their concerns about reopening schools amid the pandemic.

Yesterday, a conference call was held between those schools superintendents and several local officials, including County Judge Barbara Canales and Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb.

Canales is in favor of pushing back the start of school, but is waiting for some clarification from the state.

"That doesn't mean we're not going to school,” Canales said. “It just means we need to get over this particular crisis that we are in. and create a workable solution for our children's education and their future.”

The Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers called on Gov. Greg Abbott to delay the start of schools statewide until after Labor Day.

They've also asked to postpone in-school instruction until December.