Prosper ISD Update

Legislative Update for the 2021-22 School Year

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On June 3 the Texas Education Commissioner met virtually with superintendents throughout the state regarding results of the legislative session and updates for the upcoming 21-22 school year. Much of this information was the basis that districts needed to make decisions for the upcoming school year.


We wanted to make you aware of a couple of key points:


Virtual Learning

  • HB1468 - This is the bill that would have authorized local remote (virtual) learning. It did not pass in the legislature.

  • Additionally, no new statutory framework authorizing remote (virtual) instruction for the next school year was established.


Masks

  • Neither students nor staff may be required to wear a mask (face covering).

  • School systems must allow individuals (student or staff) to wear a mask if they choose to do so.


What does this mean for the upcoming school year in Prosper ISD?


  • All learning in Prosper ISD will be in-person. There will not be a virtual option.

  • While students and staff will not be required to wear face coverings, there will be no restriction for those wishing to wear one.


If you have any questions about these decisions by the state and the impact on the district, please reach out to your child’s campus administration.