Governor Abbott Waives Grade Promotion Requirements For 2020-2021 STAAR Testing

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 has been waived for the upcoming school year. Typically, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to […]

Atascosa County Covid-19 case drop due to DSHS catch-up

Atascosa County EMS Director Don Penny provided a COVID-19 update in Atascosa County during Commissioners Court this morning. “The DSHS has hired about five to six new people so that’s why we have seen a huge drop in cases in Atascosa County,” Penny said. “They are setting a new standard on how to clear up cases.” Penny stated the county […]

Jourdanton ISD released Back to School Guidance for the 2020-2021 school year

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Monday, July 27, Jourdanton ISD released their Back to School Guidance for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. These guidelines describe different instructional options including both face-to-face instruction and remote/virtual learning. The district addresses in the guidance the start dates for remote/virtual instruction and face-to-face instruction and details about both models including attendance, grading and state and local testing. […]


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