July 8, 2020
I hope you and your family continue to stay safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The continued safety of students and staff weighs heavily on me, the Board, and my Cabinet. I trust this support group as we make plans for what school will look like this fall and beyond.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released information to school districts on Tuesday, July 7, about the return to school in the fall. The District is working through that document and will provide the BISD family with more details as they become available.
BISD opened online registration on Thursday, July 2, where parents were given the opportunity to choose between face-to-face or online instruction. Thankfully, you do not have to register today. However, we will ask parents to enter their choice no later than two weeks before the start of school.
If you want to register your child now, you may. We posted a document online on how to change between the two options if you choose to do so. Parents will be able to make changes up to two weeks before the start of school. There will still be options to change after that, but it will have to be done through your campus.
The District has received some great questions from parents since registration opened. Based on what TEA released on July 7, we are developing an extensive FAQ that will address many of your questions. The FAQ will be posted on the District’s website as soon as possible.
Darrell G. Brown, Ph.D.