Planning is continuing for school to be back in session this fall. A committee made up of
HPISD staff members and trustees has held 3 meetings so far with more scheduled throughout the summer. The committee's charge is to recommend the optimum strategy for re-opening HPISD schools in the fall of 2020.
The Commissioner's statement says there will, however, be flexibility for parents to choose for their children to be educated remotely should they have any health concerns.
Additional guidance from the Texas Education Agency regarding the procedures to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year is expected next week. In addition, the district will continue to work with the Dallas County Health and Human Services department and take into consideration recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control to put together plan that ensures the health and safety of students, staff, families and our community.
The district committee that is discussing reopening in the fall includes HPISD Trustees Lee Michaels and Tom Sharpe, Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg, Dallas County Health and Human Services Chief Epidemiologist (and HPISD parent) Dr. Wendy Chung, all school principals, and other district administrators.