AISD will vote to postpone first day of school

Robin Bradshaw
rbradshaw1@gatehousemedia.com

The Alice Independent School District (AISD), announced a special board meeting for trustees to vote for approval to postpone the first day of school from August 28 to September 8.

AISD released a statement Monday stating the later start date is necessary due to unforeseen delays in shipping of new technology devices, internet repairs at William Adams Middle School, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the district’s staff and families.

The postponement will ensure all students have a quality technology device, have internet access, and are more thoroughly prepared to receive virtual instruction. The district plans to continue to prepare, train, and practice the district’s safety plans at all facilities.

AISD will continue to conduct parent training and will be adding additional dates to help our families be more prepared.

AISD has distributed more than 2,200 devices and will contact parents and students who are on a waiting list for pick up or delivery.

The emergency meeting will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Due to publication deadlines all updates on this developing story visit us at www.alicetx.com.