Covid-19 infections continue at some Red River Valley schools while others remain free of the novel coronavirus.
With the exception of Clarksville ISD and Detroit ISD, all schools in the Red River Valley are reporting at least one confirmed Covid-19 case among students and/or staff members.
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As of Thursday, every district in the region, with the exception of Clarksville and Detroit, has at least one staff member or student out with the novel coronavirus. As of press time, it was not clear whether Rivercrest had reported a confirmed case.
Starting Sept. 8, Texas education officials will require all school districts to fill out forms weekly reporting new cases, including whether the infections occurred on or off campus and if the campus closed as a result.
As Detroit ISD students head back to school, there’s excitement in the air and masks for all faculty. “Like everybody else, we’re kind of figuring it out as we go,” Principal Henry Sharp said. “But my teachers have been working on it, and I think we’ve pretty much got it down.”
Quality Care ER donated student size face shields for Detroit ISD’s K-3 students to wear during classroom learning. From left are Byron Prince VP, Christa Johnson RN, Detroit Superintendent Kathie Thompson, Jessie Spears RT, Chance Lawson BOM and Taylor Slagle RN.
The state is facing “a severe drop in revenue” as lawmakers look to fund state programs already in place, State Rep. Gary VanDeaver said Tuesday during a visit with the Kiwanis Club of Paris. Education remains a priority, he said.
Lamar Electric Cooperative awarded six $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are active co-op members.
Texas' low number of tests and large percentage of positive results suggest inadequacies in the state's public health surveillance effort at a time when school reopenings are certain to increase viral spread, health experts said.
Abbott’s decision to curb the role of local health authorities in school reopening decisions has added to the ongoing conflict between him and local governments during the pandemic, with mayors and judges voicing frustration over having their hands tied by the state’s response.
Detroit ISD will begin its school year Aug. 21.
PATTONVILLE - Prairiland ISD will begin classes Aug. 24, school trustees decided at a special noon meeting today. Teachers are to report Aug. 10, and school will be out May 27, 2021, for summer break.
Abbott said local health authorities can't shut down in-person instruction before school has even started. He said an outbreak on campus once students have arrived could prompt a closure by health authorities.
Detroit ISD will open its doors to students on Aug. 19. The school district is planning for both in-class and remote learning options as permitted by the Texas Education Agency.
The families of more than 20% of the 3.6 million eligible school children across the state have yet to apply for federal aid under the Pandemic EBT program.
Paxton's guidance contradicts earlier information the Texas Education Agency gave school districts that said local health authorities had the power to delay or close schools to in-person instruction.
Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas students must take the state standardized test next spring, but fifth and eighth graders can graduate without passing it.
Facing backlash from educators, parents and public health officials, the Texas Education Agency is giving schools more time before they must resume teaching students in person, and allowing districts hard hit by the coronavirus to seek waivers.
Conflicting mandates pingponging between state and local officials are frustrating many parents, students and teachers trying to plan for a fall semester during a raging pandemic.
School districts won't lose state funding if they stick with virtual classes this fall because a local health authority has mandated that classrooms remain closed.