The morning sunlight pours into the kitchen of the Bell home, illuminating the countertop that serves as nine-year-old Ruby’s classroom desk. Her mother, Sarah, sits beside her as Ruby pays attention to her teacher via computer.
Nacogdoches High School seniors Ronald Castillo and Oscar Tinoco are exactly the type of students Stephen F. Austin State University had in mind when launching its Distinguished High School Program aimed at increasing student access to higher education.
Chireno ISD announced it would not require students or staff members to wear masks when they return to school after spring break as many local school districts were left pondering whether to require face coverings.
Despite this week’s announcement by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott lifting the state’s mask mandate, the Texas Education Agency ruled students and staff members at public school campuses will still be required to wear face coverings.
Nacogdoches ISD will continue to require face coverings and the observance of social distancing measures after Gov. Greg Abbott's repeal of statewide mandate goes into effect next week.
Nacogdoches ISD officials released a statement Thursday about the district's safety response that left some in the community scratching their heads and wondering exactly what the district was trying to say.