Greg Abbott wearing a suit and tie: A federal court blocked a recent order by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, shown here during a border security briefing with sheriffs from border communities at the Texas State Capitol on July 10, which would stop the transportation of migrants.A school district in one of Dallas’ largest suburbs is considering a return to remote learning for some students due to the rise of COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, Frisco Independent School District (ISD) announced that they will be offering an online learning option for students up to grade 6. This option will be available for the first nine weeks of school and will be “reevaluated and extended as necessary,” until a vaccine is available for children under the age of 12.

The virtual learning option is not available for kids in grades 7-12 due to the vaccine being available for kids 12 years or older.

Families who are interested in the online learning option are encouraged to apply by August 5. There will be a two-day delay once the school year starts, but classes will begin promptly on August 16. “Expanded opportunities for students through online and blended learning was a priority for Frisco ISD prior to the pandemic and will continue to be a priority for the District in the future,” the district said. “As many families have discovered, online learning offers students additional choice and flexibility and is preferred by some for a variety of reasons.”

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