VISD Students to learn at home rather than classroom

In light of the countywide disaster order issued by Orange County Judge John Gothia, the Vidor Independent School District is cancelling all classes for the next two weeks and will organize a flexible education program where kids will be able to learn at home rather than the classroom.

“In anticipation of a Disaster Declaration of Emergency, classes will be cancelled for Vidor ISD when we return from Spring Break,” said Vidor I.S.D.’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo in a prepared news release on Monday afternoon. “We will put out information regarding a flexible education program in an effort to keep student instruction moving forward beginning early next week. The situation will be reassessed on Friday, April 3rd. Administration will be working carefully over the next several days to prepare instructional material and meals for students. Your child’s teacher will communicate with you early next week to let you know of their class expectations. There will be more information forthcoming with regard to details. Please follow our social media formats as well as our district website for continuing information.”

In an interview on Tuesday, Superintendent Killgo stressed that this new method of at home learning was being implemented in the effort to reduce the contact of persons in a mass gathering at VISD schools to help stem the possible spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. He said that the safety of students and staff is their top priority. However he also emphasized that students might be out of the classroom but still have responsibilities to learn from their homes. Dr. Killgo was asked if the spring break was being extended?


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