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More Borderland school districts seek to extend remote learning due to virus surge

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UPDATE: Two new developments as of Friday...

  • The Clint Independent School District said it has received Texas Education Agency approval for a waiver to change the date of face-to-face instruction for students. The request was approved for 3-weeks with a phase-in implementation.
  • The Ysleta Independent School District said it has now submitted a waiver request to the TEA seeking a delay of in-person learning at its campuses, but it didn't indicate a specific date.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Oct. 7: EL PASO, Texas -- As Covid-19 cases continue to increase in the Borderland, numerous El Paso County school districts are asking the Texas Education Agency to allow them to push back their start dates for in-person classes.

The extension requests come after a meeting Wednesday between the school district leaders and county health officials.

Here is a breakdown on the requests...

  • The El Paso, Socorro and San Elizario independent school districts are seeking to extend remote learning through December.
  • Fabens ISD wants to delay in-person classes for at least two weeks.
  • Canutillo ISD desires to expand remote learning, but hasn't yet indicated a specific date.
  • Tornillo ISD said it plans to stay at 50% capacity classes with the option to scale back if needed.
  • Ysleta ISD has yet to indicate whether it will seek an extension.
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Shelby Montgomery

Las Cruces native Shelby Montgomery is an ABC-7 reporter who also co-anchors Good Morning El Paso weekends.



  1. Of course. The savings are staggering by students not attending. Start cutting personnel/state funds and let’s see how eager they are extending online teaching.

  2. They will have the balls later on to use the pandemic to get a historic bond request. Superintendents will ask for 500k per year. A lot of fat cats.

    1. As El Paso area ISD/schools extend online learning and freakout over the virus the the majority of Texas schools are open for business. In person attendance since August. Don’t be afraid of the virus.

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