Schools in Texas had originally been told that online-only classes would be limited to the first three weeks of the school year or lose their state funding, but now with COVID-19 cases on the increase the governor is changing that.

According to the Texas Tribune, school districts in Texas will be given more leeway on keeping school buildings closed and doing online classes.

Governor Greg Abbott said time would be extended after a record setting week of new COVID-19 cases in the state.

Political pressure from the Trump administration is making that decision an unpopular one especially after the President criticized the CDC for rolling out strict guidelines for school re-openings.

This is causing teachers to take legal actions to stay safe and teachers unions and associations are encouraging their teachers to take early retirement, resigning, or filing for family and medical leave.