Covid-19 surge forces Clint ISD to apply for in-person instructional waiver

On Wednesday morning, officials with the Clint Independent School District announced that they had submitted a waiver to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in order to delay face-to-face instruction until November 2nd.

District officials share that, in the past few months, Clint ISD has applied and used the allowable waivers in allowing students to return to face-to-face instruction, however the recent surge in cases had forced the district’s hand.

On September 24, 2020, TEA issued guidance that additional time may be needed due to COVID 19 health conditions of districts.

“Over the last two weeks, superintendents met with county health officials who recommended that we delay the start of face-to-face instruction for several weeks,” CISD officials shared.

“County Health Officials cited the rise in hospitalizations in the county. As of October 7, 2020, that rate is at 15% increasing sharply over the last couple of weeks.”

The administration will hold a meeting of the Board of Trustees to approve the additional transition waiver for 2020-2021 on Friday, October 9. Once the waiver is approved by the Board of Trustees and approved by TEA, further announcements will be made.

District officials add that parents with siblings can contact their principal to allow students from the same household to attend at the same time during the phase in week.

Current student groups who are in attendance will continue to be at the campuses and all other students who requested on-campus instruction will follow this phase in schedule: