During the Monday, July 27 Board of Trustees special meeting, the Board discussed the 2020-21 school year and approved starting school on Thursday, Aug. 20 with all students attending class virtually. This Board decision was based on the recommendation from the 86-member Re-EntryTask Force that started meeting in May. Originally, MISD was to start school on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
During the week of Sept. 8-11 students choosing face-to-face instruction will return to their campus in small groups giving parents and students the opportunity to learn the new safety protocols. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, all students selecting face-to-face instruction will return to school. These changes in the school start date does not change for MISD staff members as they will return as originally scheduled to prepare for the coming school year.
Additionally, the Board approved the district’s safety protocols for elementary, middle and high schools. With this Board decision, principals will finalize campus back-to-school academic and operational plans and send that information to parents during the week of Aug. 3, 2020. The principals will detail all of the safety protocols. These protocols were developed using the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control, Texas Education Agency and the Ellis County health officials.