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TEA approves Temple ISD plan for remote instruction

Posted at 11:06 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 12:06:35-04

TEMPLE, TX — The Texas Education Agency has approved the Temple Interdependent School District's asynchronous learning plan.

The Temple Independent School District received an email from Texas Education Agency commissioner, Mike Morath, Monday approving the district’s asynchronous learning plan.

“We appreciate the time and effort that you and your staff have put into developing a comprehensive plan to provide asynchronous remote instruction to meet the needs of your students and community,” Morath said in the email.

TEA requires a submission of a learning plan for review and approval to earn average daily attendance funding for the coming school year.

The due date for submission set by TEA is Oct. 1.

“Our goal early on was to have both our in-person safety plan approved by the Bell County Health Authorities and our asynchronous remote learning plan approved by the Texas Education Agency prior to the first day of school,” said Dr. Bobby Ott, superintendent of Temple ISD.

“This provides confidence to our families and reduces disruptive changes to the child’s learning environment during the school year.”

Temple ISD’s asynchronous learning plan was developed by the district’s curriculum and instruction department to include details around instructional schedule, material design, student progress, implementation as well as parent and student support.

The plan was presented by Dr. Lisa Adams, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, to the school board at the Aug. 10 board meeting for approval as required by TEA.

“This latest approval of the asynchronous remote learning plan reflects a lot of hard work by the TISD curriculum department,” Ott said. “I could not be more proud of the diligence and commitment of our staff. Families desire decisiveness, simplicity and consistency during these most complicated times.”