The Sherman Independent School District’s school board will continue recent discussions in preparation for the 2020-21 school year when it meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Sherman Independent School District admin building. The upcoming school year will mark significant changes to the district that center on the opening of the district’s new high school.

With the opening of the new high school, the district will also transition the current high school into service as a second middle school, and the district will also move away from the intermediate school model and adopt a three-tier school system.

Here are three things to know about Tuesday’s meeting.

1. The future may hold transportation changes.

Tuesday’s discussions will center on the district’s transportation resources and the possibility of staggered bus route times to better optimize these resources. District officials previously discussed the possibility of staggered bus schedules, but these talks were short and no decision was made at that time.

2. Coming changes are expected to affect children not yet of school age.

In recent weeks, the school board has discussed other possible changes that could be made in the 2020 transition ranging from full-day pre-K for the district to a Aug. 31 start for the school year.

3. Board members will talk about improvements plans.

In other matters, the district will also discuss campus and district improvement plans and a recognition for National School Bus Safety and America Safe Schools Week.