Port Arthur ISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie announced Sunday that students will report back to school Monday, March 16, but to answer questions in an online survey beforehand: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXWW2Y1HGCfl5tNQfC7g1G3IshGtfZei2lKZK1CT_T2N9uSQ/viewform
To reiterate the statement we made in the two letters posted today from the Superintendent of Schools, if you choose to have your child remain at home next week or the weeks thereafter, the district will work with you to provide the classwork your child needs to stay on top of their studies. The student will not be penalized for their absence. The decision Region Five superintendents made to remain open was due to several key factors that we listed in the previous post. However, we are aware that some parents would prefer their child to stay at home until they feel the situation has been resolved. We respect your decision and as a K-12 public education institution, one of our main goals is to forge a strong relationship with parents for the sole purpose of educating the whole child. We respect the right of the parent to do what they feel is best for their child and we hope to see all 8,300 students return to PAISD very soon."