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Virtual learning will no longer be provided to Plano ISD students in the 2021-22 academic year



Plano, TX – According to the statement, the change comes almost two months after the Plano ISD Board of Trustees expressed intent to offer full, in-person instruction while giving students an option to opt for a virtual class with a separate staff and curriculum.

Plans for a virtual academy were effectively stymied after the 87th Texas State Legislature failed to pass HB 1468, a bill that would have allowed schools to create virtual learning programs for students living within the district under certain conditions.

Neighboring school districts such as Frisco ISD have also announced that the failure of legislators to pass the bill impeded their ability to offer virtual learning in the 2021-22 school year.

Allen ISD, meanwhile, announced plans to not offer virtual learning one month before Plano ISD officials received the June 3 email.