K-12 Educators Begin To Map Out The New School Year

Proposed safety measures — like smaller classes and more cleaning — cost more. But revenues are down, especially in Texas where the state relies on oil and gas revenue and sales taxes to fund its share of schools’ budget.

By Laura IsenseeMay 14, 2020 7:57 am, , , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

If he were still superintendent of the Spring Branch Independent School District, Duncan Klussmann says he’d be making two major plans right now: one for a so-called normal start to school, and another for continued disruptions.

“I think as a society, we need to develop an understanding that that’s probably going to be the reality for the next school year. There’ll be phases where things look maybe normal. And there are going to be phases where there are disruptions and you have hot spots and things may not look normal,” he said in an interview.

Klussmann retired from Spring Branch ISD five years ago and now is a consultant and assistant professor at University of Houston. He recently contributed to a blueprint for back to schoool from the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.

Among its recommendations: social distancing at school.

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