Brenham ISD’s continued planning for the beginning of classes and the importance of parents filling out commitment forms to choose their student’s instructional method were among the topics addressed in the district’s Facebook address Thursday night.
Brenham ISD Interim Superintendent Huey Kinchen said district administrators have been busy preparing for the opening of schools on August 25th. He said all district campuses are “in full swing”, safety protocols are being put in place, and procedures are being prepared for students to arrive at school “in a safe manner”.
Kinchen reassured that as parents get ready to send their students back to school, the district is making preparations to receive students.
Kinchen also stressed the significance of the commitment forms recently made available to parents, reiterating that they determine whether a student will receive in-person or virtual instruction for the first grading period.
Kinchen said since the district sent out initial notice of the forms to parents on Tuesday, it has received responses from nearly 50 percent of the students enrolled in the district. He applauded the rapid response rate, and reminded parents that the deadline to submit responses for their children is Wednesday, August 12th at 11:59 p.m. He said it is “crucial” that parents send their responses to the district for the purpose of campus planning, adding that students will automatically be counted for in-person instruction if no response is received.