For now, NISD hoping classes can begin Aug. 24

For now, NISD hoping classes can begin Aug. 24
Posted on 06/16/2020
For now, NISD hoping classes can begin Aug. 24

Nacogdoches ISD’s first day of classes for the 2020-21 academic year is expected to remain Monday, Aug. 24, pending upcoming guidance and direction from Texas Education Agency. As NISD moves closer to a start date, the district will also take into consideration the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in Nacogdoches County.

“We wanted to let our parents and staff know, as well as the community, that we plan on classes beginning Aug. 24,” NISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo said. “While there could be some things that happen later in the summer that affect that, our hope is we can begin classes on that date.”

Meanwhile, the district is considering adjustments to its upcoming calendar and may build in additional days-off for the second half of the academic year to accommodate further school closures, should they be needed. 

In the coming days, TEA is expected to provide guidance to the state’s public schools on restrictions that will be put in place for the start of the next year. Once those are determined, NISD could begin planning for what, if any, adjustments must be made.

Earlier this month, the district surveyed parents on a number of issues related to the upcoming school year. Fifty-three percent of parents that responded support a start date of Aug. 24, while 42 percent were OK with starting as early as Aug. 3.

 

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