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Texas Parents Now Have New Rights to Better Support Their Children’s Learning SB 1697 allows parents to elect for their child to restart kindergarten or repeat a course or grade
AUSTIN, Texas – July 22, 2021 – Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the 2020-21 school year, the Texas Legislature passed SB 1697 to give parents new rights to determine whether their children should repeat a course or grade. This is just one of several new rights the 87th Legislature granted to Texas parents for the upcoming school year. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is compiling resources for parents to support this and other decisions they may have the opportunity to make; for more information, parents can visit: www.tea.texas.gov/parents.
Skyward Family Access will be available for online registration for returning students starting Monday, July 12, 2021, until Friday, August 20, 2021. Parents will be able to register their children from home, work, or by coming on our registration days.
Registration for all new and returning students will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021, and Tuesday. July 20, 2021, at the Woodroe Petty Elementary from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
The origin of Taft goes back to the formation of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company in 1880 later known as the Taft Ranch. In 1900, a transition from ranching to farming began. In 1904, the Taft Ranch put 200 acres into cultivated cotton acreage. By 1909, there were 2,300 acres in cultivation. In 1903, the Company established a store at Mesquital, a railroad spur serving a series of loading pens, and in 1904, a town was formed at this site between Gregory and Sinton, and it was renamed Taft.
In 1909, Taft began to experience the initial stages of development. The first school was sectioned off in an old warehouse in 1904. The first industry in Taft was a cotton gin. The railroad located a passenger depot in Taft in 1908. In 1909, an assembly hall was completed, and President William Howard Taft paid his famous visit. In August 1921, the Taft Independent School District was formed. In 1921, the Taft Tribune began publication, and in 1923, the First State Bank and the First National Bank were organized. Taft was incorporated as a municipality in 1929.