Williamson County Schools to survey parents on learning preferences for next semester

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester. (Courtesy Fotolia)
WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester. (Courtesy Fotolia)

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Williamson County Schools has begun planning for the next semester of the 2020-21 school year and will soon be asking students and parents once more to choose between online and in-person instruction.

In a livestream event Sept. 22, Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will begin surveying parents in the coming week to determine how many students will be online and how many will attend in person.

"We asked for a commitment for the semester, and we're coming up on halfway through the semester, and planning takes a long time to assign teachers, to make sure we have the appropriate teachers in the appropriate classrooms, to make sure that we have the appropriate teachers at the middle school courses and at the high school courses teaching those classes," Golden said.

Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester.

"Those decisions are going to need to be made in October so that we can set those schedules," Golden said.


WCS Communications Director Carol Birdsong said an announcement will be made Sept. 29 via InFocus, the district newsletter.

Parents can find a link to InFocus here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.