ABC13's 'COVID-19 & Our Schools' Town Hall

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As Texas officials work to address a surge in COVID-19 cases, we know you have questions and concerns about keeping your children safe this school year.

ABC13, Houston's most-watched television station, presented a two-part virtual town hall highlighting what you need to know as students head back to class for the fall semester.

Eyewitness News anchors Gina Gaston and Erik Barajas gathered school superintendents and medical experts to answer your questions about going back to school.

The superintendents on our panel represent some of southeast Texas' largest school districts, where more than half a million students receive their education.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29


Anchor Gina Gaston, moderator

Panelists included:

  • Dr. Grenita Lathan, Houston ISD interim superintendent
  • Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Aldine ISD superintendent
  • Dr. Rodney Watson, Spring ISD superintendent
  • Dr. Umair Shah, Harris County Public Health executive director
  • Zeph Capo, Texas Federation of Teachers president


WATCH PART ONE OF THE TOWN HALL
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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: In the video above, ABC13 took YOUR questions to school leaders and health experts on how districts are preparing amid COVID-19. This is part 1 of a two-night virtual town hall which took place on Wednesday, July 29.



THURSDAY, JULY 30


Anchor Erik Barajas, moderator

Panelists included:
  • Diana Sayavedra, Fort Bend ISD deputy superintendent
  • Dr. Greg Smith, Clear Creek ISD superintendent
  • HD Chambers, Alief ISD superintendent
  • Lisa Descant, Communities in Schools Houston CEO
  • Zeph Capo, Texas Federation of Teachers president


WATCH PART TWO OF THE TOWN HALL
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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: In the video above, ABC13 took YOUR questions to school leaders and health experts on how districts are preparing amid COVID-19. This is part 2 of a two-night virtual town hall which took place on Thursday, July 30.

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