Virus related school closures put parents in a bind


School district closings because of the coronavirus scare might put parents in a bind, especially financially.

It all depends on where you work. If you work from home, that's one thing. But if you have to go into the office, parenting expert Maria Luce says that's a different ballgame.

"This is the challenge that families are facing, and this is very real. It can have a major economic impact on these families," Luce explained. "That's especially the case for parents that have to go into the office."

Then there is this. If you have a college student that had to come home because of the virus, are you going to be getting any of the money back that you spent on room, board, and meals? Luce says it can vary from school to school, and that you should do the homework on this if it comes up.

"You'll just have to look into how your university will be compensating, if at all," Luce stated.

Schools like Rice University, U-H and others are moving to remote classes only for the rest of the semester.

In a call with school superintendents and lawmakers on Sunday, Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath indicated the closures could actually last through the rest of the school year.

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