WISD posts series of 2020-2021 school year disease mitigation guides

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Waxahachie ISD has posted a series of guide documents for the 2020-2021 school year to its website following a late-July board meeting and final decisions based on TEA requirements about how to handle the start of the fall semester amid a global pandemic.

A total of four documents pertain to the district’s reopening plans:

  • Fall 2020 School Year Guidance Elementary School
  • Fall 2020 School Year Guidance Secondary – Grades 6-12
  • 2020-2021 School Year Guidance Disease Mitigation Guidelines for Parents and Students
  • Fall 2020 School Year Guidance – Special Education

As anticipated, the plans depend heavily on a strategy of face mask requirements for grades 4 and up, social distancing as much as possible and frequent cleaning of school facilities.

Also mentioned in the guides are protocols for screening students and faculty for COVID-19, how visitors and teacher-parent meetings will be handled, and somewhat vague guidelines for how classrooms will be arranged to mitigate disease risks with a statement that additional guidelines can be found in campus-level documents.

The district’s guide for special education has a more detailed exposition on protocol to be followed.

The documents are available for download at https://www.wisd.org/apps/pages/Guidance20-21.


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