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Early College coordinator Byllye Benavides measures a plastic partition on a desk at Premont Ernest H. Singleton Early Colle…
Reopening Texas Schools

Hope, fear and hula hoops. How four Texas schools are preparing to bring students back into classrooms.

Public schools are about to become the next front line in a state struggling to control the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what it's like on the ground at four of them.

A desk is distanced six feet apart from other desks at Premont Ernest H. Singleton Early College Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 4,…
Plastic partitions are set up on a desk at Premont Ernest H. Singleton Early College Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Pre…
Every other cubbie is used at Premont Ernest H. Singleton Early College Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Premont. Each cu…
Desks are seated six feet away from each other at Premont Collegiate High School on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Premont. Some d…
Coaches paint a locker room at Premont Collegiate High School on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Premont. The locker room is being …
Journalism teacher PJ Cabrera removes chairs from the tables in his room at Judson High School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in …
World history teacher Paul Chapa cleans out his classroom at Judson High School for the first time since spring break on Tue…
Freshman English teacher Sandra Grogan explains to another teacher how she plans to arrange her classroom at Judson High Sch…
Receptionists work behind a plexiglass barrier in the front office, one of the only areas with plexiglass installed, at Juds…
The empty entryway of Judson High School on Aug. 11, 2020, in Converse.
Partitions sit on a table in the library at Judson High School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in Converse. The librarian purchase…
Lead biology teacher Natorre Cole works on a presentation about interactive notebooks for a district Zoom meeting at Judson …
Principal Madeline Bueno shows how classroom learning materials are individually bagged in a classroom at Ott Elementary Sch…
The visitor check-in station at Ott Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in San Antonio. Visitors are required to fil…
The nurses desk with a plexiglass barrier at Ott Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in San Antonio. Northside ISD i…
Social distancing decals are posted on the floor in the cafeteria line at Ott Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in…
Principal Madeline Bueno demonstrates how staff and visitors are required to scan a code and fill out a form before entering…
Tables are spaced out in a classroom at Ott Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in San Antonio. The tables, which ty…
Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Ott Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in San Antonio. The arrows on the flo…
Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Ott Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in San Antonio.

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