The Big Spring ISD Board of Trustees met last night for a special meeting to discuss the school’s reopening plan. During the discussion, board members sounded off on the pros and cons of the proposed plan and made suggestions that they thought would be beneficial for the students.
“I’m very happy with what we came up with for Big Spring ISD. I think it’s a great plan. A lot of people put in a lot of work into this," said BSISD Superintendent Jay McWilliams.
"Could it be adjusted throughout the year? Of course. Why? Because if March has taught us anything, it’s that if we have some things we might have to adjust to. This is also uncharted waters in terms of trying to do a remote learning at the same time as a face-to-face learning. We feel like we’re very prepared to do it, but we also know there will be some hurdles to jump. I feel like when those do come, we’ll make those changes needed. We’ll adapt and we’ll overcome,” he continued.
Board members also approved a Standard Form Owner/Contractor Agreement with Javine West Texas LLC, dba Varitec Solutions, for contractor services relating to the HVAC system upgrades at Kentwood Elementary. They also approved a budget amendment and expenditures over $150,000 for the project. A resolution approving the terms and conditions of an interlocal agreement with Region 10 Retirement Asset Management Services Cooperative was also approved.
Big Spring ISD will begin registration on Monday, July 27, 2020 at respective campuses. During this time, parents will need to decide whether their student will participate in face-to-face instruction, or participate in remote learning. Be advised that students participating in remote learning, will not be able to participate in extracurricular activities. It should also be noted that changes can be made later in the school year. Those in face-to-face instruction can be moved into remote instruction if needed, as long as there is parent/guardian notification to the school; however, students who are remote learning will have to wait until the end of the grading cycle to re-enter into face-to-face instruction.
“Meet the Teacher Nights” will begin August 10, 2020 at respective campuses.
BSISD will begin school on August 19, 2020. On this day, grades Pre-K - 8th will distribute school supplies for students. Parents will only be responsible for a backpack. This is made possible by district employees working through federal grant processes.
Further information on the BSISD Reopening Plan can be found at: