By Melissa McCaghren
Covid-19 has left an indelible impact on the community of Slaton as well as all over the state and country.
Several events, such as the 4th of July Festival and other celebrations, have been canceled due to an uptick in positive COVID cases.
New closures also lead to question if schools will be able to reopen in the fall.
Slaton Independent School District Superintendent Jim Andrus talked to the Texas Education Agency last week to discuss possible avenues to have education start on time this year.
“While the COVID-19 landscape in Lubbock County and the State of Texas is constantly fluctuating, Slaton ISD believes that the continuing education of our children is a top priority,” he said. “Our leadership network is working tirelessly to build systems that keep our kids safe, while maintaining high expectations for student academic growth and achievement. Children need to be in school and parents need to be able to return to work.”
Andrus said he wants to help students catch up for the lost 45 days of education caused by the March school closures.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.