Cy-Fair ISD community town hall aims to give parents, educators pediatricians a place to voice concerns

A virtual town hall for Cy-Fair ISD families tonight to address safety, logistics

CYPRESS, Texas – A virtual town hall organized by community members of the Cy-Fair Independent School District Monday night aims to get parents, educators and mental health experts and doctors all on the same page.

Classes for students Cy-Fair ISD will begin Sept. 8 but before that, the community-organized town hall is a way to discuss concerns across the board.

“The schools aren’t going to look like people think they are going to look like. They’re just not,” said Tana Lam, a parent with kids in Cy-Fair ISD.

Lam said parents want to know if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, what will be the protocol the school district will follow. She will be part of the community-organized town hall panel along with educators, a state lawmaker, a pediatrician and a psychologist.

Diana Alexander, an educator, will serve as the moderator.

“There’s policy that’s posted but the actual implementation of that policy, we want to take a look and see just how feasible it is and to make sure parents and teachers have a chance to have a forum and communicate their concerns,” Alexander said.

Panelists will discuss a wide range of topics including:

  • Safety
  • Mental health of students and staff
  • Instruction logistics
  • Quarantining procedures
  • Communication.

The hosts of the town hall say they extended invitations to representatives of Cy-Fair ISD, including board trustees and the superintendent but hadn’t heard back.

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