Board has called meeting

The Jeff Davis County Board of Education held a called meeting last Thursday and School Superintendent Dr. Chris Roppe presented an announcement on “virtual learning” for the 2021-2022 school year.
The announcement is to be posted on the school system web page and Facebook page. It details that an online learning option will not be offered for grades PK-5 as studies have shown that students in those grades learn best through face-to-face instructions. Families who do not feel comfortable with face-to-face instruction have the choice to choose curriculum separate from the Jeff Davis County School System.
Online learning will be available, by application, for a limited number of students in grades 6-12. Applications will open in late May for families wishing to choose online instruction. In June, students will be notified whether or not they have been selected to participate.
The board also discussed the system providing school supplies for students with the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act funds.
The board accepted the resignation of Tonya Kersey from the high school and approved recommendations to name Ronnie Ballenger, District Custodial Supervisor; Tanner Graham, high school math teacher; and Anna Carson Baggett, math inclusion teacher special education at the high school.
The Board met in closed session to discuss the Superintendent’s Evaluation.
Dr. Roppe discussed potential renovations to existing buildings/facilities.
It was suggested that the district investigate the possibility of posting signage directing visitors to the community to the location of the schools and athletic facilities.

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