Taking into consideration recent feedback received from both teachers and parents expressing concerns for staff and student safety, a special called meeting of the school board was held Monday, August 31 to discuss the District’s plans for in-person learning on campus.
Trustees discussed several options in an attempt to best address concerns raised by our staff and the varied needs of our students and families, all while considering the latest recommendations from our local health authority. Ultimately, the school board approved the submission of a request to the Texas Education Agency for a waiver to extend the back-to-school transition period under the condition that the District implement the following phase-in approach:
- The following student groups who selected in-person learning on campus on their Student Commitment Form can begin Tuesday, September 8:
- Prekindergarten through 5th grades
- 6th and 9th grades
- Centralized Special Education Programs (Early Childhood Special Education, G3, Life Skills, Structured Development Class, 18+ and Project Search)
- Students of Employees
- All other students who selected in-person learning on campus on their Student Commitment Form can begin Monday, September 21
- Students who selected remote learning at home will continue with remote learning at home
Conditions surrounding the pandemic continue to evolve. Our plans will be evaluated and updated as needed to comply and adapt to any new orders, guidelines or mandates issued by governmental and/or health authorities.