BISD reopening plan for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

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Brownsville ISD has worked hard on developing a plan for reopening in the Fall of 2020. The priority is the health and safety of our students and faculty and this plan will address and provide guidance for school leaders to reopen their campuses safely and in accordance to health and safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Texas.The virus that causes COVID-19 can infect people of all ages, and school system leaders should do everything feasible to keep students, teachers, staff, and our communities safe. Research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) among others, has found that while children do get infected by COVID-19, relatively few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized or have severe symptoms. Furthermore, the American Academy of Pediatrics notes that COVID-19 risks must be balanced with the need for children to attend school in person, given that the lack of physical access to school leads to a number of negative consequences.

This guidance document contains information on four sets of practices recommended by the Texas Education Agency that minimize the likelihood of viral spread, including some that are requirements for all schools and others that are recommendations.

PROVIDE NOTICE: Requirements for parental and public notices.
PREVENT: Required practices to prevent the virus from entering the school.
RESPOND: Required practices to respond to a lab confirmed case in the school.
MITIGATE: Recommended and required practices to reduce likely spread inside the school.


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We ask for your assistance. Please be vigilant about what your children bring to school on their person, in backpacks, or in vehicles. Items such as toy guns, toy knives, lighters and other contraband are prohibited and will be taken seriously.
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The best source for information regarding school closures is the district’s School Messenger system, BISD’s mobile app, KBSD TV, www.bisd.us, our social media accounts, and local television and radio stations.
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Access to the District's electronic communications system is a privilege, not a right. All users shall be required to acknowledge receipt and understanding of all administrative regulations governing use of the system and shall agree in writing to allow monitoring of their use and to comply with such regulations and guidelines. Noncompliance may result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with District policies. [See DH, FN series, FO series, and the Student Code of Conduct] Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by the District. The District will maintain a website for the purpose of informing employees, students, parents, and members of the community of programs, policies, and practices. Electronic communications also include the District's webserver. The District's webserver houses http://www.bisd.us which is the district's main page (homepage). It is the duty and responsibility of all departments and campuses to update and maintain their individual Web sites related to the homepage.
Requests for publication of information on the District website must be directed to the district's Public Information Administrator. It is also the duty of the office of Public Information to successfully maintain the portion of the main page that directly relates to the news, announcements, current events, and information and to change the pictures and captions. It is the duty and responsibility of all departments and campuses to update and maintain their individual websites. It is imperative that department or campus administration be responsible for the content provided to make sure that it meets the guidelines set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy and Improper Use of the Computer System. No commercial advertising will be permitted on a website controlled by the District.