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School officials announce plan of action for new school year

The Eagle Pass Independent School District officially delayed the start of school by two weeks and will begin the school year under Remote Instruction. Classes were supposed to begin on August 17 but are now set for August 31st.

The EPISD Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 20 and approved to delay the opening of EPISD schools for two weeks and subject to possible action at a later date to further day delay the start of school.

EPISD officials Including Superintendent Samuel Mijares and Board members Jorge Barrera, Chris Hiller, and Hilda Martinez Caballero held a joint conference with local officials, Maverick County Judge David Saucedo and Eagle Pass Mayor Luis Sifuentes where they informed the community of the plan of action being taken for the upcoming School year.

We will be suspending classes for the first two weeks and will start on August 31st. We will be 100 % online. That way we maintain student safety as our first priority. Employees will go back to work at a later date,” said Superintendent Mijares.

Mijares then explained that on August 3rd employees will receive further instructions through an email regarding their work calenders.

The School District met with public officials and the Emergency Operation Center last week when a plan of action was discussed and agreed upon.

Mijares further explained that all indoor sports extracurricular activities and practices have been cancelled.

Football practices will come to an end on Thursday.

Band practices will be done virtually.

Mijares stated that the school district will be issuing a Chromebook to every student and is working with the state to assure a hotspot to those students that may not have access to internet services.

Registrations online started on Monday, July 20.

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