SAN ANGELO, TX -- With the start of the Texas high school football season less than a month away and the number of COVID-19 cases spiking throughout the state, it's uncertain if a season actually takes place.
Today Houston ISD, the largest school district in Texas announced it will begin its school year on September 8 with a virtual format lasting through at least October 16. The district did not make it clear if athletics would be returning when face-to-face instruction would be allowed on October 19.
On the southwest side of Houston, Fort Bend ISD announced earlier this week that it will begin the upcoming school year 100% online and no in-person extracurricular activities will occur during the period of distance learning.
On Friday, the Laredo Health Department mandated that all school systems – public or private – will only be able to open the school year on a virtual platform and no face-to-face instruction will take place until after September 3rd. The order will not only impact students attending schools but in-person extracurricular activities as well.
With not just fall sports like football hanging in the balance, plenty of suggestions have been made as to when fall sports seasons should begin. Watch as the Managing Editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine offers up what he's hearing around Texas regarding high school sports for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.
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