Omicron’s swift emergence tests Texas public schools as a new semester begins

Many schools are pushing through with plans for in-person classes despite a surge in COVID-19 cases as they try to reassure parents and students they are prepared to open safely this week.

By Kate McGee, The Texas Tribune
Posted 1/4/22

On Tuesday, the last day of winter break, Marc Scott, principal of Joe Lee Johnson Elementary in the Austin-area Round Rock school district sent a recorded call to parents alerting them that things …

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