COMAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Comal ISD hopes multi-million dollar propositions pass for improvements, teachers’ pay
Comal Independent School District is hoping voters will approve a multi-million-dollar bond that would include building new schools and upgrading several infrastructure projects. As the second fastest growing school district in the nation, with a population of over 27,000 students, school officials say this bond package will target their concerns with growth and capacity.
Parents find out from other parents that all of school’s kindergarten teachers have COVID-19
Every kindergarten teacher at a school in San Antonio, Texas has tested positive for COVID-19, and the students’ parents are […] The post Parents find out from other parents that all of school’s kindergarten teachers have COVID-19 appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Parents raise concerns after Comal ISD board members vote to make mask-wearing optional
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Comal Independent School District board members gathered Tuesday to discuss the use of face masks after Gov. They decided in a 5 to 2 vote, making the use of a face-covering optional for students and staff members. Mona Ramirez, who is a Comal ISD parent, said the problem was the notification was vague. Unlike Comal ISD, New Braunfels ISD asked parents and staff members to participate in a thought exchange where they were allowed to contribute their preferences on continuing the face mask mandate. Ramirez has since started a change.org petition to get Comal ISD board members to reconsider their decision.
Comal ISD giving parents and teachers the option to wear masks at school
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Comal Independent School District announced on Tuesday that it would leave the choice to wear masks in the hands of parents and teachers. District officials say the district’s success in the nearly year-long struggle with the coronavirus can be directly attributed to its COVID-19 health and safety protocols: daily health screening, social distancing, good hygiene practices and face coverings. However, the district’s board of trustees amended the health and safety guidelines to allow parents and teachers a choice regarding facial coverings, beginning on March 10. “While the choice to wear a face mask is now up to you, please note that quarantine protocols will still be in effect,” said David Drastata, president of Comal ISD’s board of trustees. “By choosing to have your child wear a mask, you are doing your part to keep our schools open for the next 10 weeks and provide our students the educational opportunities they deserve,” Drastata said.
Comal ISD named a District of Distinction for its promotion of the arts
SAN ANTONIO – The Comal Independent School District has been named a District of Distinction for the second year in a row from the Texas Art Education Association, a press release said. Comal ISD was one of only 18 districts across Texas to receive the statewide award two years in a row. “These additional opportunities enhance our program, and we are proud to be named once more." The award recognizes districts with outstanding leadership in promoting the arts throughout their district as well as their community. Comal ISD said 46 art teachers work in their elementary, middle and high school campuses and that 15,170 students participate in art classes.
Protesters urge Comal ISD officials to push back school reopening date
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas About a dozen teachers and parents gathered in front of the Comal County Courthouse to protest the scheduled reopening of Comal ISD schools, set for Aug. 25. Its going to spread to our families and then its going to keep bringing more death to our community, said Olivia Weisinger, a Comal ISD parent. As of Thursday, Comal County reported there are now 2,313, COVID-19 cases in the area, with the latest 26 new cases. Weisingers concerns were echoed by Kate Fraser, a teacher in the Comal Independent School District. A statement from Comal ISD states in part that they have been working diligently to implement all TEA guidelines.
Comal ISD offers one-time grandfather option to Canyon High School students
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Comal Independent School District is offering a one-time grandfather option to Canyon High School ninth and 10th grade students who reside inside the attendance boundaries of a new high school scheduled to open in the fall. Students who want to remain at Canyon must complete the grandfather transfer form between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, a news release said. Students who choose to stay at Canyon will complete their high school years there. Canyon High School freshman wins holiday card contestIf students don’t sign the transfer form, they will begin to attend Davenport High School when it opens next school year. Current Danville Middle School eighth grade students with an older sibling who will attend Canyon next school year are eligible to attend the school.