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.
The mask requirement doesn't apply to students younger than 10. The Texas Education Agency guidelines also require schools to post coronavirus prevention plans and encourage hand-washing.
Emily Newman and Ryan Dougherty of the Prairiland FFA are the recipients of the $20,000 Texas FFA Foundation Scholarship sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to Kelly Stapleton, Prairiland FFA advisor.
A high-tension hearing is expected Monday as the Texas State Board of Education begins considering changes to its statewide policy for health education, including teaching middle schoolers about contraception.
Prairiland ISD trustees approved a 2020-21 fiscal year budget at a Monday night meeting and heard from a financial consultant about how to best use solar energy farm revenues.
"It will be safe for Texas public school students, teachers, and staff to return to school campuses for in-person instruction this fall," said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.
“It’s up to us to do amazing things,” Prairiland High School valedictorian Megan Jameson told classmates during graduation ceremonies Saturday morning at Patriot Field in Pattonville.
Daily temperature checks and supervised hand-washing are some of the safety rules for schools that decide to hold in-person classes this summer, under new guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
The possibility of year-round school because of the coronavirus drew opposition from Prairland’s ISD’s superintendent at a Monday night meeting.
Prairiland ISD trustees are to take a look at meal prices for the 2020-2021 school year and teacher and teacher/coach contracts when the board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Prairiland High School has announced the Class of 2020 valedictorian, Megan Jameson, left, and salutatorian, Caitlyn Folse. Megan is the daughter of Jeff and Katy Jameson. Caitlyn is the daughter of Craig and Crystal Folse.
The state FFA convention, tentatively set for July 6-10 in Dallas, is still happening, but it seems Northeast Texas students might not be going.
If completed, Samson Solar Energy II, valued at $108 million, and Samson Solar Energy III, valued at $215 million, are expected to add roughly $6.8 million to Prairiland coffers over a 15-year period.
“I think TEA is doing the best they can under the circumstances,” Prairiland Superintendent Jeff Ballard said. “I do appreciate the communication we have received from them.”
As throughout the nation, Lamar County teachers are turning to modern technology as schools are closed while the country faces the greatest challenge in a century — Covid-19.
Deport Elementary School Principal Lanny Matthews has announced the third six weeks honor roll for the 2019-20 school year.
Many area teachers and education staff have turned to teaching in non-traditional ways. And now that Gov. Greg Abbott has extended school closures through May 4, the alternative methods are becoming the norm for education.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trustees approved an amendment to the original application of Samson Solar Energy I LLC for a limitation on appraised value of property for school district maintenance and operations taxes approved in August 2018 by trustees.
PATTONVILLE — Prairiland ISD trustees are expected to establish guidelines to calculate senior class rank for the 2019-20 school year when the board meets in special session Monday.
An international solar company official addresses environmental concerns posed by solar farms.