According to a survey presented to the San Marcos CISD board of trustees, more than 60% of SMCISD students, or 4,175 students, said they would prefer to attend school remotely heading into the start of the 2020-21 school year.
The survey, presented during the Aug. 17 board meeting, also shows that almost 40%, or 2,679, said they preferred on-campus learning.
A total of 6,854 students responded to the survey from 13 district campuses.
A presentation to the district also showed that Phase 1 of SMCISD’s reopening plan required most district staff to return to work in mid-August with safety precautions in place.
As part of Phase 2, students will resume the school year Sept. 8 through remote learning only. Provided an Aug. 17 board of trustees-approved waiver is also approved by the Texas Education Agency in the coming weeks, SMCISD will have the option to allow students to continue remote-only learning until Nov. 2 as part of Phase 3A, and guidelines laid out by the district state students will continue remote-only learning if the COVID-19 positivity rate has not been below 5% throughout the district for 14 consecutive days.
On Nov. 2, Phase 3B would go into effect and could see an additional four-week extension for remote-only learning based on the same testing guidelines.
San Marcos CISD survey: More than 60% of students prefer online learning
More than 60% of SMCISD students, or 4,175 students, said they would prefer to attend school remotely heading into the start of the 2020-21 school year. (Screen shot courtesy SMCISD)