Jasper Independent School District Superintendent John Seybold said Wednesday that just over 70% of the district’s student body is in class, while just under 30% of the students are learning from home.

The decision for in-school or at-home learning was given to parents during the summer due to concerns about Coronavirus.

According to Seybold, there is a slightly larger ratio of students on the elementary level being kept at home by their parents. Seybold attributed this to students on the junior high school and high school level being involved in extracurricular activities, such as band and sports, so they are attending class.

Jasper ISD began school on Monday, August 24th, however classes were cancelled for the following day due to the threat of Hurricane Laura. Jasper ISD remained closed until Tuesday.

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