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Denison Superintendent says schools to reopen in fall

Published: Jun. 19, 2020 at 11:32 AM CDT
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DENISON, Texas (KXII) - Texas’ top education official said Thursday public schools will reopen in the fall, but there will be flexibility for parents who want to keep their kids at home. Locally we reached out to Sherman and Denison Independent School Districts.

Denison Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott confirmed kids will return August 13, but parents will have the option to keep kids distance learning from home.

Scott said parents will be mailed a survey after Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath releases the state's recommendations next week.

“I can assure parents we’re going to have a strong plan in place when the kids come back,” Scott said Thursday. “My thinking is majority of students are going to return to school, especially once they find out that we’ve got really good plans in place to protect their kids.”

Scott says Denison plans to check temperatures, disinfect frequently, separate as much as they can, and provide face masks.

He added Denison ISD plans to form a task force next month to develop safety standards for the district, and that a safety plan would be communicated to parents approximately three weeks before school starts.

Sherman ISD says they will release their plan as soon as it’s finalized.

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