FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 23, 2021
Mexia ISD to offer in-person learning as sole option for 2021-2022 school year
Following guidance from the Texas Education Agency and in consultation with the Limestone County Health Officials, Mexia Independent School District will begin the 2021-2022 school year providing in-person learning as the sole option for students and families.
For students in Mexia ISD, data shows that students enrolled in on-campus learning performed much better than remote learning students across all areas. To close the school year, more than 80% of students in Mexia ISD had returned to in-person learning. Health and safety protocols utilized district wide have been effective in minimizing the spread of the virus.
Mexia ISD will analyze and revise current health and safety protocols for the 2021-2022 school year, consistent with local health authority guidance. Mexia ISD and the Limestone County Health Officials will be continuing to monitor the situation and make revision to protocols as needed to adapt to any significant changes in the course of the pandemic.
COVID forced districts across the country to implement remote learning options in the Spring of 2020. With wide-spread vaccination efforts underway, it is imperative for Mexia ISD to have all students back in the classroom. Data shows that in-person, face-to-face instruction, leads to increased student success. Teachers and students working together in person equals increased student success. Remote learning was only meant to provide an answer to a temporary crisis.
As a superintendent, I am responsible for the safety and well-being of staff and students, while also providing high quality educational experiences. I believe that nothing replaces a quality teacher in the classroom. For 2021-2022, Mexia ISD will open the school year on August 11, 2021 with in-person education as the only option for students across the district.