PAISD students will have access to president's speech
Students in the Port Aransas Independent School District will have access to President Barack Obama’s address to students on Tuesday, Sept. 8, but will not be required to view it.
Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty posted the following message on the district’s Web site:
“Port Aransas ISD students will not view the President's speech school-wide at noon (Tuesday). Rather, our high school social studies teachers will download the speech and provide students the opportunity to view it during social studies classes if they wish. Every student will have the opportunity to view the speech, but no students will be required to view the speech.
As a parent, if you are interested in re-emphasis of the president's speech at home, downloads are available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/mediaresources/ or at www.ed.gov. Also, you will find additional event resources at http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html#faqs
For any further questions you have about this matter, please contact your school principal.”
The president will speak to students Tuesday about the need to work hard and stay in school. His address will be shown live on the White House Web site and on C-SPAN.