"Spring break is just two days away, and I know that many of you have travel plans during that time," GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said in the letter. "As Coronavirus and COVID-19 dominate the news, I want to assure you that we are watching this and working with state and local authorities on how to monitor and respond."
The district, with the advisement of local health agencies, said that it does not recommend families cancel travel plans except to certain high risk areas that have been determined by the Center for Disease Control.
The district also decided not to cancel scheduled student trips during spring break and has left decisions regarding participation to the parents of those students, Brent said in the letter.
District officials confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper that they are waiting on directive from the Texas Education Agency related to the need to close campuses, but at the moment classes will resume March 23.
"Throughout the district, our staff continues to take care to clean and disinfect all facilities, and we will continue to work with and cooperate with authorities as we monitor this situation," Brent said in the letter.