Board Announces Return to Face-to-Face Instruction Date
During a special called meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, the BISD Board voted to continue with the plan to begin school for all students with online learning on Monday, Aug. 24, with the exception of special education. (Select Special education will be able to begin face-to-face on Aug. 24.) They also decided to begin face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for families that chose that option during the registration process.
Families that selected face-to-face instruction during registration will transition on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to their campus for class. For families that selected online learning, classes will continue online. After registering their child(ren), parents wishing to change their selection between face-to-face or online must contact their child’s campus. Principals need to know if parents are wanting to make a change so they can develop their on-campus classes.
BISD is finalizing a plan for distributing technology to students at their campus before school begins on Aug. 24. More information on the plan will be shared through the various communications channels once available.
In his comments to the Board, BISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown said, “The Board and Administration are responsible for considering all aspects of this situation. In addition to students, we must consider the staff who put their personal well-being on the line every day. This is not easy and will not be right for everyone.”