Education Matters by Paul Norton
It is difficult to fathom that we are about to complete the first half of the 2020-2021 school year. As I pause to reflect on the events of the past few months, I am pleased how well our students, teachers and staff have progressed through so much change and challenge. Approximately, 60% of our total enrollment will conclude the fall semester onsite while 40% of our students will pause remote learning from home during the upcoming winter break. With the start of the spring semester on January 6 and the resumption of some normalcy in our operations and programs, we expect more students to return to in-person learning at school.
Despite a few early hiccups, and taking into consideration the myriad of challenges presented by the pandemic, I am pleased how well the 2020-2021 school year has started. On October 13, we began the second of four grading periods of the school year. Approximately, 60% of our total enrollment is onsite while 40% of our students continue to learn at home. No matter the location, we will continue to do everything possible to support learning for all students.
New superintendent ready to support students, families through year of change and “learning transformed” (08/13/2020)
My name is Paul Norton, and I have the honor and privilege to serve as Superintendent of the Lake Travis Independent School District. I know I have some big shoes to fill, and he reminds me they are size 13 and a half to be exact. But all joking aside, Dr. Brad Lancaster did a phenomenal job ahead of me, and I have the unique opportunity to build upon the rich tradition of excellence that defines LTISD.