More than 1,700 students have started face-to-face classes in Cuero I.S.D.

CUERO, Texas- The doors are open in the Cuero Independent School District, and face-to-face classes are underway. More than half of the parents allowed their children to go back to the classroom.

“We have 1,724 of our kids back right now, that’s about 87% of our total student population that are actually showing up live every day to school. The rest of our kids are online learners,” said Superintendent Micah Dyer, Cuero I.S.D.

Dyer says the district has a local COVID team and a health department that has helped them implement a plan to keep students, and staff safe. A parent spoke to us about why he was confident in allowing his children to return to the classroom.

“So the school system here has had a great type of plan in place to help protect the kids. Plexiglass, dividers wearing masks, good hand washing. I just felt completely comfortable sending them to school,” said Cody Walthall M.D. a Family Physician at Cuero Regional Hospital.

Before entering the school, visitors and staff members are required to fill out the daily COVID-19 Screening Form. It’s one way to determine if anyone has COVID-19 symptoms.

“All of our staff are masked or have face coverings, In the cafeteria, we have few students in there at a time and we added more tables to space everyone out adequately,” said Bridgette Cerny, the
Principal at Cuero Hunt.

Administrators in Cuero I.S.D. say their COVID-19 plan goes above and beyond to keep the new coronavirus out of the classroom.