TEA supports in-person instruction for students in the Fall

Robin Bradshaw
Alice Echo News Journal

The Texas Education Association (TEA) issued a statement last week on the decision for Texas schools districts to re-open classroom instruction in the fall.

“It will be safe for Texas public school students, teachers and staff to return to school campus in-person instruction in the fall. But there will also be flexibility for families with health concerns so that their children can learn remotely, if that parent chooses,” TEA stated.

Alice Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Carl Scarbrough was asked his thoughts on the statement and the future for local students in Alice.

“Alice Independent School District, will continue to work diligently to put in place safety procedures and best practices that are aligned with the Center for Disease Control to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Scarbrough. “We will work closely with the Texas Education Agency and local authorities to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students, staff, and local community. Our hope is to provide our parents and students options that are best suited for their individual needs. The safety and welfare of our students and staff is of the highest priority and we will monitor our community's COVID-19 situation closely to make any adjustments necessary. AISD will be surveying our parents for their input in the very near future. I want to tell students to stay safe and coyote strong.”

Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency will be providing additional information this week, on the Return to School Draft Plan.

Alice ISD is sending a survey for parents and their community on how they would like to see the district reopen in August.

Link to the Parent survey: https://forms.gle/pHNHCvuFyELSTW1L8

Link to Community survey: https://forms.gle/nSzopzsNMqTF6XUh6