President Obama created a stir last year when talked to schools nationwide. Schools were asked to televise the event and provide students time to watch.
He’s scheduled a similar speech for Sept. 14 and, so far, there has been much less controversy.
The Rockwall school district will handle the speech the same way it did last year, spokeswoman Sheri Fowler said.
The speech will be offered in a central location like the library or cafeteria in elementary and middle schools. Parents can sign permission slips for their children to watch the speech.
At the high schools, it will be left up to the students to discuss it beforehand with their parents.
“We let all the parents know that it’s available, please discuss it with your students,” Fowler said.
The district has not received a final schedule for this year’s presidential address. Last year it was during lunch time making it hard to provide a place for students to watch. Fowler hopes the same problems can be avoided this year.