La Vernia High School campus goes to virtual-only learning due to increase in COVID-19 cases
LA VERNIA, Texas – The La Vernia Independent School District has closed its high school campus for the rest of the week due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on campus. “We only moved the High School to all virtual for the remainder of the week due to an increase in both COVID-19 positive cases and necessary quarantines. When we made the decision yesterday, our High School was experiencing substantially greater percentages than our other campuses,” said Superintendent Dr. Henley Cole. There’s no indication whether remote learning will once again be offered when students return in January. Earlier this week, Seguin ISD also announced that its high school would go to virtual-only learning this week.
Remote learning at La Vernia ISD no longer an option after Thanksgiving holiday
Remote learning at La Vernia ISD no longer an option after Thanksgiving holidayPublished: November 12, 2020, 6:17 pmAfter Thanksgiving, remote learning will no longer be offered at the La Vernia Independent School District following its school board’s decision on Monday.
New La Vernia ISD superintendent promises transparency and communication
LA VERNIA – La Vernia ISD sits off U.S. Highway 87, east of San Antonio, in Wilson County. Both La Vernia ISD or the La Vernia police refused to comment on the allegations. La Vernia ISD opened to in-person learning on the first day of school with roughly 75 percent of the enrolled students face to face. Integrity, transparency and communication are the foundations to be successful at La Vernia, Cone said. “La Vernia is a great place they have great kids a great staff and community, and good things are happening," he said.
UIL threatens to sanction schools not following proper COVID-19 guidelines
The UIL confirmed to KSAT it sent a notice Tuesday to district superintendents regarding updates to COVID-19 guidelines to match the recently updated TEA guidance. Greg Abbott, schools are allowed to have a maximum of 50% capacity for spectators in their stadiums as long as proper social distancing is maintained. All employees, parents, visitors and students ten years or older must wear face coverings or face shields when they attend an official UIL activity. Coaches and players not participating in games should have face coverings at all times as well, per the guidelines. The UIL is allowing 5A and 6A schools to start practice on Monday with official games scheduled to start Sept. 24.
La Vernia ISD yet to hand over text messages of former superintendent, despite AG’s ruling
LA VERNIA, Texas – Officials with La Vernia Independent School District have yet to hand over to KSAT 12 copies of text messages sent to and from its embattled former superintendent more than six weeks after the Texas Attorney General’s Office ordered them to do so. KSAT 12 filed a complaint late last year with the attorney general’s office, claiming the cost estimate to view the records is excessive. State law allows public entities, such as La Vernia ISD, to charge for programming and manipulation of data if someone wants to conduct an in-person inspection of electronic records. It is our intention to ensure all students feel comfortable and safe while attending La Vernia ISD and will always support students when they voice their concerns,” said La Vernia ISD secretary Jeff Towns as he read from a prepared statement Nov. 18. Embattled La Vernia ISD superintendent resignsLovette was placed on leave and then reinstated less than three weeks later in late 2018 after a separate investigation into his workplace behavior.
Embattled La Vernia ISD superintendent resigns
LA VERNIA, Texas – Embattled La Vernia Independent School District Superintendent Trent Lovette will be stepping down, school board officials announced Monday night. The announcement came after school board trustees met in closed session to discuss Lovette's fate. No decision made regarding future of La Vernia ISD superintendent; Special meeting on WednesdayLovette has come under fire following a string of allegations of inappropriate work behavior in the past year. Most recently, Lovette was accused by a high school cheerleader of inappropriately touching her during a football game this season. It is our intention to ensure all students feel comfortable and safe while attending La Vernia ISD and will always support students when they voice their concerns,” said La Vernia ISD secretary Jeff Towns.