San Marcos CISD board of trustees plan remote instruction, free curbside meals

San Marcos CISD board of trustees held a special called meeting March 19. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos CISD board of trustees held a special called meeting March 19. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)

San Marcos CISD board of trustees held a special called meeting March 19. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)

San Marcos CISD board of trustees insured resources for students with no internet access as the district moves forward with remote classroom instruction at a special called meeting March 18.

At the meeting, trustees voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of Wi-Fi hotspots for households who do not have internet access as a way to insure that all SMCISD students are able to access their online classes.

The plan for remote instruction will consist of weekly links sent from the district’s website, to which students will dedicate about three hours a day.

The first set of lessons will be sent March 26 as a review for what students had previous learned in their classrooms. These lessons will serve as a way for both students and parents to get familiar with the system.

On March 30, parents and students will receive specific information about teachers, campus principles and how to access specific assignments and instructional resources.

Also at the meeting, trustees discussed allocating the district's technology resources—iPads and laptops—to students who do not have access to such devices.

The district will be offering free curbside meals starting March 23. The meals will be for children 18 years or younger, to find locations and times, click here.

Trustees also voted not to extend the academic school calendar and passed a resolution guaranteeing staff will receive no pay disruption for the 2019-20 school year.

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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