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The impact COVID-19 has had on the academic year continues to affect almost one-third of the Lamesa school district’s total student population who started this week on six weeks of summer school. Summer school began Monday. It ends July 16. An estimated 400-500 elementary through high school students are attending half-day summer school classes. They either need to catch up on their reading skills or failed portions of the state-mandated exams. “Some of them are having to catch up on lost time,” said school Superintendent Jim Knight. “It’s mainly because of loss of learning.” The district finished the 2020-2021 school year in May with ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331