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Brownwood ISD Releases Initial Draft of 2020-2021 Return to School Plan

On Monday, July 13, Brownwood ISD released the initial draft of the 2020 – 2021 Return to School Plan. As we designed this plan, we worked hard to protect the health of all students and staff while creating a challenging instructional experience that fits Brownwood, Texas. There are still a lot of unanswered questions, but we must start now. These guidelines may change significantly before the school year starts on August 19.

The plan includes:

  • detailed health and safety protocols designed to protect students and staff as much as possible.
  • information on parental choice of face-to-face instruction or remote instruction.
  • restrictions and guidance covering multiple topics such as screening protocols for staff and students, visitor guidelines, masks in line with Governor’s Executive Order GA-29, non-essential large group gatherings, responses to exposure, etc.
Face-to-Face Instruction Remote Instruction
  • All courses offered
  • All core courses offered – most electives offered (some require face-to-face components for selection)
  • Daily, live, teacher-led video support
  • All extracurricular options available following UIL and TEA guidance
  • Some extracurricular options available following UIL and TEA guidance
    • Some activities require a face-to-face component; remote not available
  • Daily attendance
    • With minor exceptions, students must be present 90% of a course to get credit
  • Daily attendance
    • With minor exceptions, students must be present 90% of a course to get credit
  • Engage, complete, and turn in assignments daily
  • Engage, complete, and turn in assignments daily
  • Regular grading policies apply
  • Regular grading policies apply
  • Lunch and breakfast served
  • Lunch and breakfast available
  • Counseling and mental wellness support
  • Counseling and mental wellness support


Next steps:

  • Updates to this plan will be published as guidance is received from local, state, and national agencies.
  • Teachers/staff: Please contact your campus principal with suggestions and questions.
  • Parents: Watch SchoolMessenger around July 22 for guidance for choosing face-to-face or remote learning.
  • General suggestions and questions should be directed to info@brownwoodisd.org
  • A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is being created to help outline the information by topic.

A PDF version of the initial plan can be found here and at https://www.brownwoodisd.org/backtoschool.