Posted by Community Relations Team on 1/19/2021 5:00:00 PM
It’s a rainy Tuesday in Georgetown, Texas and I hope this update finds you and your family well.
I want to touch base on a couple topics today: COVID-19 and the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee.
We continue to monitor COVID-19 numbers, update our dashboard and follow our district safety protocols. As we hear of neighboring districts making decisions to close schools, I want to provide some insight on what triggers those decisions.
Currently, there is no set threshold from the State for closing schools. In Georgetown, we take into consideration circumstances at each campus that might warrant closure including a reduction in staff. It’s important to note that the needs are unique from campus to campus and district to district. While we want to keep schools open for those who choose to come to school, we are thoughtful in our actions and prepared to make changes that fit the needs of our community. We will certainly keep you informed. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to support our efforts to maintain safe learning environments for our students and staff by monitoring for symptoms and keeping students home who may have been exposed.
An additional way that we can work together is to look at long-range planning for the district.
As you may know, the Board of Trustees called for the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee to convene this spring. The committee will learn about the district's growth, facilities and finances, and present actionable feedback to the Superintendent and School Board which could include a recommendation to call a bond election.
Later this week, we will open the process for nomination to serve on the committee. It’s important that committee members live in Georgetown ISD, be representative of our full district and are able to commit to the process which is tentatively scheduled to run from late February through June.
Look for more information on how to nominate yourself or someone else later this week. And let us know if you have questions about this process. Our website will continue to be updated with information as this develops at www.georgetownisd.org/CAC.
As a cornerstone of this community, we believe that community engagement enhances educational experiences, and appreciate your support and collaboration.