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Medina’s school plans coming together

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Medina Independent School District Superintendent Kevin Newsom addressed students, parents and the school family in a July 14 letter that was reprinted on the school district’s Facebook page.

It said in part, “We have been getting a lot of calls on how schools will look and what the plan is for the 2020 - 2021 school year. We have been working diligently on our plan including some surveys you will be getting today (July 14).”

Newsom said MISD has been extremely careful not make decisions in haste throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which he felt was a beneficial approach.

He said the district strives to make decisions that benefit the students and staff of Medina ISD, but many of those decisions face funding requirements and will require school board approval.

“We will be releasing updates the week of July 20th-24th unless new changes force us to re-evaluate again,” the superintendent said. “One thing I have learned throughout the pandemic is that there are new changes every day that will trump the ones you made the day before. Also, if it is on social media, that does not mean it is correct or fits Medina ISD.”

He told the community that the district has worked hard on getting new technology for students and staff.

Newsom said MISD will research every option available to bring safe, healthy educational opportunities for each student that attends Medina ISD.

The new school year starts on Aug. 24, according to the Medina Independent School District 2020-21 calendar that was released initially.