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The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday that high school football and volleyball will be played this fall.

Marching bands, tennis and cross country events will also be permitted.

We want to know what parents think. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, are you comfortable with your children playing high school sports or participating in band activity in the coming school year?

Send your response (50 words maximum) to [email protected] by Wednesday, July 29. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.


Last Week: Campus or Home?

Last week's question was about the coming school year. Did you start homeschooling because of the virus outbreak? If so, do you plan to continue homeschooling when the school year opens or send your children back to public or private school?




Remote learning.

Money allotted for the students should go to parents who homeschool.

Home, no doubt about it.

I am raising three grandkids and they will be attending school. I will be driving and picking up avoiding the bus at this time.

Most schools will be offering online/virtual school as well as in-person school.

Back in school, and be safe.I think it can be done. Kids need to be in school. God bless all the teachers

CAMPUS if people want to listen to the science. Kids tend to have extremely mild cases if they get it at all and they don't transmit it and the teachers are mature and intelligent enough to take any precautions they feel necessary

Beginning our 20th year homeschooling.

HOMESCHOOL We school all year round and we are starting on our 5th year.

I'm so glad all my kids have graduated, so they won't go to school and catch it and bring it home to me since I am high risk with a compromised immune system, I feel so incredibly bad for the families that are forced to send children into that environment and then have to come home and risk high risk parents or siblings or grandparents, some people just don't care.

We opened a small private/Christian school in Hope, Arkansas, this year. It's been quite a journey because no one saw this coming but we have been working with full force to pursue the vision! Being small has it's perks! If I wasn't doing this, I'd be homeschooling my children on a year long schedule for the freedom of taking breaks off and on. Praying for you all out there in this uncertain time.

We are homeschooling. Last year was our first year of homeschool before C19

My grands Pre-K & K are going to school but if it comes down and back to doing homeschool I will turn playroom into a school room with centers just like at school we winged it March-May but I'll be ready this time and it will be done differently I also have a senior this year that's been homeschooling for a couple years

We are remote learning this year

On campus for our high schooler. Hard to do band at home

Remote, with the district, from home. This is not at all the same as homeschooling.

In school and yes the actual teaching and learning was lacking I know first hand being a sub that giving kids chrome books to google information is not educating them with FACTS of any kind. But I do hope the schools took the time to re-evaluate the teaching methods. All this isolation is unhealthy for children's mental/emotional development. My son suffers from MDD and ADHD so structure is important and so is social interaction.

Home schooling will get old fast, and some parents can not handle it. Clean the schools, check temps and do not allow the sick to enter.

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