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Message from Interim Superintendent Vince Sheffield regarding face-to-face instruction in the 2021-22 school year

Vince Sheffield

The following is a message from Interim Superintendent Vince Sheffield in regard to the District's plan for face-to-face isntruction for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year: 

The Texas State Legislature ended its session without approval of House Bill 1468, which would have allowed school districts to offer virtual learning options to students this fall. EPISD was awarded authorization and planned to offer virtual instruction in the upcoming school year. However, our virtual learning was contingent upon the House bill’s passage, which would have provided funding for the program.

As a result, the district will return to 100% face-to-face instruction and other activities for the new school year, which begins Aug. 2.

All students will need to report to their respective campuses in accordance with the district’s adopted instructional calendar and will be subject to regular attendance requirements. Safety will remain a top priority in our buildings.

Thank you for your support and commitment to ensuring that our students continue to learn and grow. We will continue to monitor state and local guidance as we prepare for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to having all our students back with us this fall!