In a May 27 email to parents, FISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the district is looking at a few approaches for the 2020-21 school year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking community input via a survey.
“The fact of the matter is that we do not know what guidance we will be given by the governor, the Texas Education Agency or by our county judges,” Waldrip said in the email. “Much of what the district decides to do will be dictated by these governing entities, and we will work within their guidelines to make sure we provide a safe and productive learning environment for our students. That being said, no matter what, things will look different in the fall.”
Options under consideration include starting school normally with additional safety measures in place; starting school in a “socially distant” instructional environment with a blend of in-person and at-home, online instruction; and starting school completely online, Waldrip said.
The parent survey will close May 31 at noon.
FISD Board President Chad Rudy said input from the survey will help the district plan for next school year.
“We’re just so early in this process,” Rudy said. “This will be one of the starting points to get the input from the community and see their interest level for the education process next year.”