At the regular meeting of the Gonzales Independent School District held on Sept. 14, Superintendent John Schumacher said the district is planning on having students return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
This comes after encouragement from local health authorities, including pediatrician Humberto Rivas and Gonzales Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff Commie Hisey, who say the spread of COVID-19 among school children is very small.
Rivas said that nearby districts such as Shiner ISD and Moulton ISD have seen no outbreaks since the beginning of school, and Hisey said he believes this is due to the wide adoption of mask wearing by students, staff and faculty on school campuses.
Both expressed that they were in support of students returning to campus.
The Board also voted to approve the District Improvement Plan as it was presented by Elementary Director of Curriculum and Instruction Tessa Cain and Secondary Director of Curriculum and Instruction Amanda Fullilove. This plan is intended to ensure students are performing well on state and other exams. GISD’s plan includes five goals, which if met, are intended to help foster a learning environment that is effective, positive and inviting to all stakeholders.
Other agenda items discussed at the meeting include: