GISD sheds light on 2020-2021 school year plans
Graham ISD is beginning to focus on a plan for the 2020-2021 school year and how the district will educate students, while also protecting and overcoming the challenges that COVID-19 presents.
GISD Superintendent Sonny Cruse announced on ParentSquare Tuesday, June 2, that the district is looking towards next school year with the challenges that will be in front of them.
“As of today, we have not received firm guidelines or mandates regarding protocols that will allow us to return to the traditional school setting,” Cruse said. “While the Graham ISD team is busy closing out the current year, it is equally focused planning for the coming year. Major challenges for the coming year include creating time to narrow students’ learning gaps due to COVID-19 and creating time within the school day/school calendar to overcome predicted intermittent school closures during the 20-21 school year due to COVID-19.”
Cruse said in his post the District Improvement Team would provide input on these topics and how to overcome these challenges.
“Our hope is that each city and/or county be allowed to make decisions independent from the state regarding outbreaks of COVID-19,” Cruse said. “We are planning as though we will be allowed to resume traditional aspects of schooling that develop a well-rounded person including time participating in athletics, band, cheer, fine arts, FFA, FCCLA, field trips, and playgrounds, etc.”
Cruse said he is hopeful that the next school year will be an environment that a student can enjoy and learn.
For the full story, see the Saturday, June 6 edition of The Graham Leader.