Georgetown ISD extends closure through May 1 following Gov. Abbott recommendation

Georgetown ISD has extended its school closures through May 1 following Gov. Abbott's recommendation March 31. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD has extended its school closures through May 1 following Gov. Abbott's recommendation March 31. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown ISD has extended its school closures through May 1 following Gov. Abbott's recommendation March 31. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown ISD will extend its school closures through May 1 following a recommendation by Gov. Greg Abbott, the district announced March 31.

The district was initially set to be closed through April 13.

GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said in a letter to parents the district will be operating under a status of “closed and offering instruction” from April 6-May 1. This, he said, means that staff will maintain remote business operations, facilities will remain closed and remote instruction will continue.

For students who need technology support, GISD will be checking out Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hot spots at its three meal distribution sites beginning April 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Borrowed technology will need to be returned at the end of the school year, he said.

"Continued learning for every student is important," Brent said.


The district will still close April 10-13 for the Easter holiday, he added.

"This is a really different time for GISD, as I know it is for your family," Brent said. "Thank you for your support and patience as we adjust and find our way through our current circumstances."