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Short BISD summer session starts Monday

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The Bandera Independent School District started its short summer school session on Monday, July 20, at all four of its campuses.

The eight days of summer school is being held in person for specially selected students, officials said.

Each class will be limited to 10 students to ensure proper social distancing that has been a key component of the fight against COVID-19.

As part of the district’s safety protocols, parents will remain in their vehicles when they drop off and pick up their children from class.

BISD principals came up with the idea of offering summer school at the end of July to help students who need extra support to ensure their success in the upcoming school year.

BISD Superintendent Jerry Hollingsworth said as the session started that the late-July summer school allows the district to examine what kind of challenges might still confront in-person instruction before the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled to start on Aug. 17.