DISTRICT NEWS AND REMINDERS
Fort Bend ISD Reimagined: 2020-21 Planning Update #3
As promised, I am writing to provide a timely update regarding planning for next school year. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provided important guidance today about how they will fund online instruction – both synchronous and asynchronous. In short, they have committed to funding online learning when teachers engage students in real-time online and when students use technology resources to do work on their own time. This new information will enable us to continuing developing online plans for fall. Continue reading Dr. Dupre's update.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
The following mentions are just a few of the many highlights from the 2019-20 school year. Visit the Fort Bend ISD website at www.fortbendisd.com to read more.
Fort Bend ISD's response to COVID-19
In March 2020, our District was faced with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Life as we knew it was put on pause as we navigated a new way of teaching, learning and living during the global crisis. Read earlier communications and visit our COVID-19 UPDATE website for ongoing news.
FBISD Board of Trustees Actions
Our Board of Trustees operates with the best interest of students and staff at heart. Here are a few examples of their actions taken this school year.
District Highlights and Recognitions
Fort Bend ISD is proud of its many awards, honors and recognitions received during the school year. Here are a few to note.
Graduating Class of 2020
Our graduating high school seniors took part in outdoor ceremonies due to COVID-19. View the commencement programs and YouTube videos of all 11 FBISD graduation ceremonies at fortbendisd.com/graduation
Employee Awards and Honors
FBISD employees set good examples for students and are awarded for their outstanding skills and job performance.
New Programs and Initiatives
In the fall, FBISD launched its Early College High School programs at three schools, and later in the year introduced plans for upcoming programs.
Fort Bend Education Foundation
Since its inception, the Fort Bend Education Foundation (FBEF) has awarded nearly $36 million in grants to FBISD teachers and schools. Thanks to the Foundation's remarkable fundraising efforts, FBISD schools will benefits from $601,510 in Foundation grants next school year.
Collaborative Communities
FBISD continues to form rewarding partnerships, and this year was no different. Read about some of our collaborative communities highlights.