Following the weekly statewide call on Tuesday between school district superintendents and Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, I wanted to provide an update on plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the situation remains fluid as we continue to plan what the school year will look like. The Commissioner emphasized that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is working with Gov. Greg Abbott’s medical advisors to establish public health guidance for school districts. Preliminary information has been provided by TEA; final guidance will not be available until mid-July.
Based on the information we have received from local authorities and health agencies, the district has decided on the following:
1. Virtual School start date is August 5, 2020.
2. Hybrid on-campus instruction and support will begin August 24, 2020. This will be based on a 14:1 teacher-student ratio, and social distancing recommendations will be implemented.
3. Traditional on-campus instruction will be determined on a later date, based on updates from TEA.
We will provide you with an update on July 15. Please rest assured that any plan will be thoroughly communicated, with safety as our top priority.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we search for options that prioritize the health and safety of students, staff, and the community.