Secondary Career and Technical Education

  • In addition to the protocols in the On-Campus Instruction Plan, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department will provide additional program-specific measures as needed to reduce risks to students and staff.

    • CTE teachers will conduct training sessions for their students regarding the proper procedures to sanitize their work spaces, equipment, and tools prior to and after use.
    • Additional welding helmets have been purchased to reduce sharing. Helmets will be sanitized after each use.  
    • Students who have their own equipment for cosmetology and health science courses are encouraged to maintain the sanitization of their own equipment as instructed by their teachers.
    • All CTE classrooms will be organized to maximize social distancing.
    • While classroom instruction is taking place and/or while students and teachers are within the classroom, students and staff will be required to wear as mask. 
    • Certain CTE courses have TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) that require time in labs, shops, and clinical settings. During these times, students will be required to maintain social distancing and wear masks to the extent allowed by the nature of the required work. (example: a student’s mask may be removed while wearing a welding helmet).
    • Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) participation in competitions and events will be determined as information is provided by the governing CTSO. NCISD will review any CTSO announcements with regards to participation in competitions. Participation in livestock shows is at the discretion of the student’s parent/guardian in conjunction with the oversight of the livestock show authorities. New Caney ISD vehicles and Ag Teacher participation are at the discretion of NCISD and based on federal, state, and local guidelines for health and safety.
    • The Agriculture Science Center (ASC) will remain open and available for use by students (and parents) to raise animal projects for upcoming livestock shows. The facility is made available under the following procedures:
      • Individuals shall maintain social distancing standards while at the facility.
      • Wearing a mask is encouraged.
      • Use the hand sanitizers that are provided when entering and exiting the facility.
      • Keep all alleyway doors leading outside open and fans running to increase air circulation.
      • Clinics provided by teachers will be limited to small groups and social distancing will be promoted, as allowable by animal species movements.
      • Individuals coming to the ASC are required to maintain individual health checks prior to coming to the facility. If they have any symptoms that would prohibit them from coming to the ASC and taking care of their animal they are to contact the appropriate species/campus Ag Teacher.