A special meeting was conducted by the Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees at 6 p.m. July 21 to discuss topics such as the upcoming school year and new trustee.
After hours of deliberation in closed session, Jaime Diaz was appointed and sworn in to replace Kristal Garcia as the new SISD trustee for District II, to finish her term.
Superintendent Jim Andrus said as far as the school year is concerned, students have the option of schooling either both online and in person or entirely virtually. Trustees agreed parents must have confirmed their preferred method of instruction by 4 p.m. Aug. 5 and will only be allowed to change methods one time by providing at least a 10-day notice prior to the last day of the nine-week instructional period.
“We have the ability to say, ‘If you’re gonna go virtual, then you’re in virtual for nine weeks,” he said. “You don’t get to jump in and out because of the personnel resources that we’re having to put to work, those projects — it’s not practical for us to be able to pivot that quickly.”
Information will be provided to parents concerning instructional models via the Remind 101 app, email, hard copies on campus and the SISD Facebook page and website.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.