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Water Tower with Columbus High School in the background
Courthouse Square
Looking East over the Colorado River

Looking East over the Colorado River

Downtown Columbus, Texas
Columbus Elementary School
Columbus Junior High School - Riverside Campus
Jim Connor

Superintendent's Message

The Columbus ISD Board of Trustees recently voted to make the wearing of masks optional in CISD. They all agreed that if situations change, and to prevent any serious spread of the virus, CISD should establish protocols to bring back the wearing of masks on a temporary basis. In keeping with Columbus ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families, staff, and the community that the increase in positive cases in Colorado County, as well as the number of students and staff quarantined because of the virus may affect campuses within Columbus ISD. If 5% of the students on a campus are absent for illness or quarantine, or if 5% of the students in CISD are absent for illness or quarantine, the campus or district would revert to a Purple Schedule which would require all students and staff of that campus, or of the district to wear masks when social distancing cannot occur. 
CES – 5% of 689 total students – 34
CJHS – 5% of 343 total students – 17
CHS – 5% of 477 total students – 24
District – 5% of 1509 total students in District– 75
The affected campus will remain in the purple category until the percentage of students affected drops below 5%. The District will remain in purple category until the percentage of students in CISD drops below 5%. Please stay vigilant in assisting Columbus ISD in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please check the COVID-19 tab on the CISD website regularly for the latest campus or district updates.

Your partner in education,
Jim Connor, Superintendent
Columbus Independent School District
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(ESSER) Fund Planning Survey for School Staff, Parents, & Community Stakeholders

Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Columbus ISD. Columbus ISD is launching a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to help determine how it should potentially spend additional federal dollars to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery. The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. Columbus ISD will be applying to receive some of that additional funding. Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback. Survey Deadline: June 18, 2021
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