Shannon Holmes, executive director of Association of Texas Professional Educators, said in a statement that the organization had been calling for this type of flexibility in school minutes as it was apparent early on in the school year that the pandemic would once again affect school districts. “This is just one example of support Texas educators need as they finish out another unimaginably difficult school year,” Holmes said.

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