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Fort Worth ISD Forward: Plans for New Cleaning Protocols in 2020-21 School Year

As the Fort Worth ISD continues to prepare for the option of “in-person instruction” this fall, strict new protocols are being put into place for every campus. As part of our Fort Worth ISD Forward initiative, we are making everyone aware of the plan. New rules for the 2020-21 academic year will mean schools are cleaned multiple times during the daytime hours rather than in the evening as has been the practice for many years.

The District is also making a significant investment in both PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) --for both adults and children—as well as cleaning supplies for campuses and other FWISD facilities.  That includes the purchase of cloth and disposable masks, face shields, and gloves.  The see-through face shields will be utilized in situations where facial recognition and cues are essential, especially for younger children and those students who may have special needs.


  • Hand sanitizer  and disinfectant wipes will be a staple in every classroom.
  • Custodial staff will use EPA-approved disinfectants to regularly and rigorously clean “high-touch areas” during the school day.
  • Each school will be cleaned again when classes conclude.

Parents are being offered two options in the 2020-21 school year: in-person instruction or virtual learning.  They will make that decision during online enrollment, which began Wednesday, July 1. For more information, visit