MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – After starting their school year virtually and monitoring COVID-19 cases in Midland MISD said they are ready to take the next steps towards full-time on-campus learning for students.
Dr. Katie Atkins, the MISD Chief of Staff said, “I am proud of the Midland community for rallying and listening to our subject matter experts, to our hospital, our health department, and making sure that we are listening to that.”
Under the new plan, parents will have up until October 2, 2020, to decide if they want to continue virtual learning through MISD’s online academy or transition to a full-time on-campus schedule.
Those who choose in-person learning will be phased weekly until November 9, 2020.
“We also look at what is happening on our own campuses and how we are mitigating for that and we feel that we are in a place now to be able to bring those students back,” said Dr. Atkins.
The Chief of Staff said the community has to keep wearing masks, social distancing, and taking precautions in order for on-campus learning to resume 5 days a week in November.
“We don’t want to abandon those practices as a community to soon because then that would out is right back to where we were and none of us want to be in that situation,” she said.
MISD says they do expect positive cases of COVID-19 as students return to the classroom and looking to the experts on how to proceed when they arise.