Here’s an update on the El Paso-area school districts we previously reported were considering year-round classes and where things stand.

The Canutillo Independent School District is all in, Ysleta ISD appears to be going in that direction, and the El Paso Independent School District hasn’t shown its hand yet.

In a video message posted Monday, June 9, YISD Superintendent Xavier De La Torre addressed what appears to be an imminent move to a year-round schedule saying the district is proposing “a year-round calendar…with an earlier start date, longer breaks and a later end date” that “allows for short-term disruptions due to COVID-19.”

For the upcoming school year, our goal is to build a revised calendar that allows for short-term disruptions due to COVID-19. The calendar revisions would help address learning loss, minimize disruptions, and require substantial change management.

We propose to have a year-round calendar that provides flexibility and addresses learning loss with an earlier start date, longer breaks and a later end date.

In addition to the regular calendar breaks, we will use the breaks in the year-round calendar for remediation and acceleration. We will also have flexibility to deal with a possible resurgence of COVID-19, if needed.

We're currently exploring different options for the upcoming school year such as a hybrid model and an online program -- YISD Superintendent Xavier De La Torre

The YISD board will vote on the calendar change on June 17. Canutillo ISD board of trustees approved year-round classes on Tuesday. EPISD will discuss and vote on their calendar June 16.

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