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

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Friday, July 31, 2020
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Many of you had questions about the start of this upcoming school year. We answered them in ABC13's two-part virtual town hall on schools and COVID-19. Press play to watch a recap of what was covered.

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

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