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TRINITY — The Trinity ISD School Board modified its restroom policies after parent complained the existing ones were too strict.

Superintendent John Kaufman said the district received a complaint last month from a parent stating that we were unreasonable, so the board directed us to review our policy.

“We did want kids to spend more time in class, and there were some issues with students spending more time in the restroom,” he said.

The modifications are broken down by grades and required only slight changes. The changes were approved at the regular school board meeting on Jan. 24.

Most significantly, instead of wearing a vest, students will carry a wooden pass.

In a separate matter, the board made changes to its reopening plan based on recent recommendations from the CDC and other agencies.

Kaufman said that adults who have confirmed positive for COVID will only have to stay out five days and can return if they have no fever or their symptoms improve. He said it doesn’t require a confirmed negative test.

Students under 18 years of age still have to stay out 10 days.

In other business, the board:

•approved the order of election;

•tabled allowing homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities;

•purchased a 72-passenger bus and a 30-passenger activity bus at a combined cost of $184,000. The new vehicles are equipped with seat belts, safety cameras and AC; and

•accepted the FY 2021 audit, which was returned with an unqualified opinion.

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