In order to identify academic areas that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requiring all districts to administer the STAAR test. PAISD has made the decision to proceed with all online testing for the 2020-21 STAAR Administration.
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On October 21, 2020, Governor Abbott and TEA announced that they had established the Supplementary Special Education Services program designed to connect eligible students with severe cognitive disabilities to additional supports for the critical services they may require. The program helps connect these families to personalized services through a funded allocation, helping to offset learning disruptions due to COVID-19.
Effective immediately, the district will no longer print progress reports or report cards for students in first through 12th grades. Elementary campuses will still provide hard copies to parents of Pre-K and kindergarten students.
Due to current guidelines, the Port Arthur Independent School District has updated how fans will purchase tickets for the 2020 football season. These changes are due to the University Interscholastic League COVID-19 policy of limiting stadium capacity to 50%.