The Clint Independent School District joined other area ISDs Monday and released their plans and guidelines for students and staff to return to class for the 2020-21 School year.
Via a Monday news release, officials said that the Texas Education Agency had been providing guidelines for beginning the Fall 2020 school semester through June and into July 2, 2020.
“At this point, Clint ISD has used that information to create and announce our plan for instructing our students. To ensure the safety of our students and staff we have created a plan which we have named – I-LEARN@HOME.”
District officials shared the details as follows:
1. Clint ISD will begin classes on July 27, 2020 as originally scheduled.
2. All Students will attend the I-LEARN@HOME program where our staff will be back in their classrooms, providing instruction, and students will remain safely at home, learning. This will take effect from July 27, 2020 through September 25, 2020. At that time, the District will review the recommendations by the county, state and Texas Education Agency for face-to-face instruction and determine for the next grading period the instructional setting for our students.
3. During the First Nine Weeks, teachers will be in their classroom, utilizing the camera, recording, computer and software systems to provide real-time instruction to our students in their homes. This system has been named the I-LEARN system, or Instructional Learning Environment Audio Resource Network, and is an integrated system of equipment and software that will support our teachers with using technology to deliver instruction.
4. Clint ISD has installed the I-LEARN system in over 700 classrooms and has also purchased the G Suite for Education tools for all teachers. These resources will enable our teachers to broadcast instructional activities direct from our classrooms to our students as well as capture the lesson broadcasts for later viewing.
“The I-LEARN@HOME instructional program will allow our teachers access to the tools they need to provide direction instruction while they remain safe through social distancing and it will also allow our students to be instructed at higher levels while social distancing,” Clint ISD officials stated.
Additionally, District officials announced that employees will be allowed to bring their school-aged children to work with them if they are from the same household and are Clint ISD students.
“Information is still being released weekly by the TEA which the District will continue to review and refine in the upcoming weeks. The District administration will continue to monitor the current situation and create the best plan for our employees and students,” CISD officials added.
For more information on the program, please visit Clint ISD’s Website.