About 600 New Caney ISD students switch to on-campus instruction at end of 9 weeks

New Caney ISD welcomed 600 students who were previously learning remotely to campus after fall break. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Caney ISD welcomed 600 students who were previously learning remotely to campus after fall break. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

New Caney ISD welcomed 600 students who were previously learning remotely to campus after fall break. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

As New Caney ISD returns to school after fall break, about 600 students have switched from remote learning to on campus, according to Executive Director of Instruction Kristi Shofner.



At the NCISD board of trustees meeting Oct. 20, Shofner said close to 600 students returned to campus after the end of the first nine weeks, which ended Oct. 6. She said about 60 students switched to remote learning.



“We’re going to look at how our kids did, how our remote kids performed, how our on-campus kids performed,” Shofner said.



Parents chose their students' learning option before school began but are given the opportunity to switch at the end of every nine weeks. Shofner said she will provide a report on how students performed during the first nine weeks at a later meeting.



In other news, the district also purchased two parcels of land totaling about 31 acres near the intersection of Hwy. 59 and Eagle Drive. The land is listed to be used for “future school facilities or other future District needs,” but no plans have been announced yet.

By Andy Li