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It's back to school time for students and teachers across Lubbock. Students and teachers will be back in classrooms on Monday, August 17th for Lubbock ISD and Frenship ISD. Lubbock-Cooper ISD will begin classes on Wednesday, August 19th.

With the coronavirus pandemic still going on, debate has continued about whether or not schools are safe for both students and teachers. Some school districts in Texas have decided to delay the start of school until September in response to the virus. Just about all districts will offer families the opportunity to do virtual school from home.

According to KAMC in Lubbock, Lubbock ISD will see most students return to campus.

The total numbers by Thursday for Lubbock ISD enrollment were at 26,717 and 7,485 enrolled for virtual learning, according to numbers released by Lubbock ISD.

Below are the numbers broken down by elementary, middle school and high schools percentages for virtual enrollment.

Virtual Students by School:

  • Elementary – 26%
  • Middle School – 30%
  • High School – 29%

Schools will be taking steps to enhance the safety of students during the pandemic. That includes social distancing, face coverings, practicing good hygiene and lots of hand washing.

With all the debate around the reopening of schools, do you think it is safe to reopen? Let us know in today's KFYO poll of the day by voting below.