Vernon ISD announced on Thursday that the district will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, Dec. 7. School resumed this week on Tuesday following the Thanksgiving break; however, instruction was remote only because of a staffing shortage due to COVID quarantines and positive cases.
The decision on whether to continue with remote instruction or return to classroom instruction had to be made Thursday, due to state requirements. The latest data the district submitted to the state, for the week ending Nov. 15, showed there have been 60 positive student cases and 20 positive staff cases.
Prior to the Thanksgiving break, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, Vernon ISD moved to remote instruction with the intention of returning to face-to-face classroom instruction when school resumed on Monday, Nov. 30. However, with the district being short on staff, officials announced Saturday, Nov. 28 that remote instruction would continue this week.
Monday was used as a teacher professional development day, as plans were made to get packets out to those students who needed the paper packets and to get meals out to students this week.