Dallas ISD schools will begin classes Sept. 8 with four weeks of virtual learning, the superintendent said Thursday at a news conference.

The decision was made after speaking with county officials and medical professionals, who did not recommend in-person learning, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said.

“Not everyone is going to be happy with the decision, but it is what it is, and that’s the context that we’re in,” Hinojosa said.

The school board will decide in mid-September how to proceed after the first four weeks.

Watch the full news conference here.