The Brownwood ISD issued the following press release Monday on its Return to School Plan:


On Monday, July 13, Brownwood ISD released the initial draft of the 2020 – 2021 Return to School Plan. As we designed this plan, we worked hard to protect the health of all students and staff while creating a challenging instructional experience that fits Brownwood, Texas. There are still a lot of unanswered questions, but we must start now. These guidelines may change significantly before the school year starts on August 19.


The plan includes:


• Detailed health and safety protocols designed to protect students and staff as much as possible.


• Information on parental choice of face-to-face instruction or remote instruction.


• restrictions and guidance covering multiple topics such as screening protocols for staff and students, visitor guidelines, masks in line with Governor’s Executive Order GA-29, non-essential large group gatherings, responses to exposure, etc.


Face-to-Face Instruction


• All courses offered


• All extracurricular options available following UIL and TEA guidance


• Daily attendance — with minor exceptions, students must be present 90 percent of a course to get credit


• Engage, complete, and turn in assignments daily


• Regular grading policies apply


• Lunch and breakfast served


• Counseling and mental wellness support


Remote instruction


• All core courses offered – most electives offered (some require face-to-face components for selection)


• Daily, live, teacher-led video support


• Some extracurricular options available following UIL and TEA guidance. Some activities require a face-to-face component; remote not available


• Daily attendance — with minor exceptions, students must be present 90 percent of a course to get credit


• Engage, complete, and turn in assignments daily


• Regular grading policies apply


• Lunch and breakfast available


• Counseling and mental wellness support


Next steps:


• Updates to this plan will be published as guidance is received from local, state, and national agencies.


• Teachers/staff: Please contact your campus principal with suggestions and questions.


• Parents: Watch SchoolMessenger around July 22 for guidance for choosing face-to-face or remote learning.


• General suggestions and questions should be directed to public.info@brownwoodisd.org


• A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is being created to help outline the information by topic.


A PDF version of the initial plan can be found here and at https://www.brownwoodisd.org/backtoschool.