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Curbside meal service will continue through Friday, May 1, as planned, including Friday, April 10, and during the district’s spring break from Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 17.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
In complying with Governor Greg Abbott’s order to extend public school closures in Texas, all New Caney ISD schools will remain closed through Sunday, May 3. All extracurricular activities, athletics events, and community events held in district facilities through May 3 are postponed. New Caney ISD’s current distance learning and meal service plans will continue during this time. Schools are tentatively scheduled to reopen Monday, May 4. We will provide updates in the coming days and weeks about how this impacts the remainder of the 2019-20 school year as more information becomes available.
The district continues to take precautionary measures to protect students and staff as well as assist public health officials in their goal of containment. Families are encouraged to visit the CDC website for information and travel guidance regarding COVID-19.
Información sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19)
Al cumplir con la orden del Gobernador Greg Abbott de extender el cierre de escuelas públicas en Texas hasta el 4 de mayo, todas las escuelas de New Caney ISD permanecerán cerradas hasta el 4 de mayo. Todas las actividades extracurriculares, eventos deportivos y eventos comunitarios celebrados en las escuelas y edificios del distrito hasta el 3 de mayo serán pospuestas. Los planes actuales de aprendizaje en línea y servicio de comidas de New Caney ISD continuarán durante este tiempo. Las escuelas están tentativamente programadas para reabrir el lunes 4 de mayo. Mandaremos actualizaciones en los próximos días y semanas sobre cómo esto va a impactar el resto del año escolar 2019-20 a medida que haya más información disponible.
El distrito continúa tomando medidas de precaución para proteger a los estudiantes y empleados y también apoya a los funcionarios de salud pública en su objetivo de contención. Se alienta a las familias a visitar la página web de los CDC para obtener información y orientación sobre viajes con respecto a COVID-19.
Proposed Amendment to New Caney ISD District of Innovation Plan
Overview - New Caney ISD values our staff and the quality of the total employment compensation package we can offer. One major benefit of any potential employment opportunity is quality medical insurance at the best possible cost. This exemption allows New Caney ISD the opportunity to sample the market for group medical insurance and creates the possibility for flexibility in plan design and focus. The availability of an alternative to the current TRS options will also create a database of medical claims information from our own district employees that can be utilized to drive a targeted wellness program and increase the overall health of our employees and community.
Group Health Benefits for District Employees - (TEC 22.004(i), 22.004(b), TEC 12A.004, Chapter 1579 of the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Chapter 102, subchapter JJ, Section 102.1309, CRD (LEGAL), CRD (LOCAL)
Currently - TEC 22.004(i) states that a school district may not make group health coverage available to its employees pursuant to TEC 22.004(b) after the date a District implements the program of coverages provided under Chapter 1579 of the Texas Insurance Code. The current process allows no flexibility in the design of group health insurance benefits to fit the needs of all District employees. This provision also prohibits the District from procuring group health insurance benefits that may provide better coverage for its employees and at a lower cost.
Proposed - Increase local control of the group health benefits plan to allow the District to be responsive to employee and community needs. If you have a question or reply to this amendment please contact Elizabeth Jackson - firstname.lastname@example.org