The White House announced this week that the third annual President’s Back-to-School speech will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 12:30 p.m. CDT. Katy ISD will broadcast the President’s speech live; however, campuses may make their own decisions as to the best time to view the speech in their classrooms. Parents who do not want their child to view the speech or participate in related activities may complete an opt-out form and return it to their child’s school.
It has become somewhat of a tradition for presidents to address students as former President George H.W. Bush spoke to students across the nation in 1991 and former President Clinton did in a “Webside” chat in 2001. In addition, former President Reagan spoke to the nation’s students during a nationally broadcast question and answer session in 1986.
Classrooms across the district will follow the President’s address with district developed activities and materials that align with Katy ISD’s curriculum. Students with opt-out forms on file will participate in alternative activities, and their grades will not be penalized.
The President’s Back-to-School speech will be available for patrons to view online. Information on how to view the address is expected to be posted soon at whitehouse.gov.
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