Edinburg CISD officials meet to discuss reopening of schools

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EDINBURG, Texas (KVEO) — Officials with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) met Friday morning to discuss the plans for the upcoming school year as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Rio Grande Valley.

At the meeting, it was mentioned that they would be waiving the perfect attendance encouragement, as parents have expressed concerns.

The district is also considering moving the start day, but did not mention a specific time frame.

Additionally, they will be providing parents with a virtual tour of the schools, to help parents decide if their student will be attending in-person classes or virtual.

Officials also mentioned that 300 thermometers have been bought for teachers. Some board members expressed that training teachers to take temperatures would be beneficial as each school only has one nurse on campus.

The district also mentioned that all school visitors would be screened before entering a school building.

Also, the school handbook for the upcoming year will include consequences for students that don’t wear a mask on campus.

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