Holliday ISD officials are asking parents of students to voice their opinion regarding the upcoming school year.

All parents should follow a link on the school website or social media and fill out a survey. According to a release from Superintendent Cody Carroll, the survey will be used by administrators to formulate a plan for the start of school which reflects what the community expects from the school.

“I wish I could tell you that it will all be back to normal starting Aug. 17, but unfortunately, there are still too many unknowns for me to make that promise,” Carroll wrote. “What I can tell you is that we are doing everything we can to prepare for our students to come back to school as planned. We are currently working on plans to make sure the campuses are as clean and safe as we can make them. We are discussing the different safety protocols that we will need to put in place and I will communicate that to you as soon as possible.”

The survey consists of 18 questions, all gauging parents comfort level in sending students back to school this fall or continuing the online learning experience the district utilized to finish the 2019-20 school year.

“Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has stated that schools will be required to offer both in-person learning at school and remote learning opportunities from home,” the superintendent wrote. “We know that some of our students will be hesitant to return to a school setting due to personal or family medical concerns. Our plan is to provide both of these opportunities to our students.”

Because the commissioner is giving each district the ability to plan for the start of school, the questions also ask for parents’ opinions regarding additional safety measures such as reduced transitions, lunch in classrooms, staggering school hours and desk shields. The survey also tackles technological needs to continue an online based education.

To fill out the survey, visit www.Holllidayisd.net. For more information or questions about the survey, call the administration office at 940-586-1281.

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