Posted Date: 07/31/2020
July 31, 2020
From: James Skeeler, Superintendent
RE: 20-21 School Calendar and Operational Plan Revisions
Due to recent changes by the McLennan County Health Department and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) we have made some revisions to our 20-21 School Calendar and Operational Plan for Re-Opening.
As many of you are aware of the County Health Department rescinded their Order that closed schools to In-Person Instruction on July 28, 2020. At the same time (TEA) issued several new guidelines for Re-Opening schools, so based on these changes BISD felt like we needed several more days to prepare for our Re-Opening. We want to ensure that students and staff members are operating in the best environment possible once they return to our campuses.
The new 20-21 School Calendar and Operational Guidelines can be found here. Please look through the Operational Plan Guidelines Safety Guidelines for In-Person Instruction, there have been some changes based on new recommendations from the (TEA) Planning Guide.
In regards to the new 20-21 School Calendar our new start date has been moved from August 13th to August 18th. Beginning next week up until the first day of school we will be communicating several things to you in preparation for August 18th.
Thank you for your patience with these changes but we feel confident that these have been necessary for us to have a great start to the 20-21 school year.