In Corpus Christi during a news conference about how officials are responding to Hurricane Hanna, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made some time to address some questions regarding back-to-school concerns.
“We have a duty to ensure we do not lose a generation of students because of this pandemic,” Abbott said. “We have an obligation to step up and make sure they are educated.”
“There are so many different factors that differ from one school to another,” Abbott said. “(That) is exactly why the best decision-making authority is going to be the local school board ... with the benefit of input from both local public health authorities as well as state health authorities.”
“We will do whatever is necessary to achieve that goal, whether it be when school begins after four weeks, after eight weeks or after 10 weeks.”
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