Georgetown ISD to remain closed for the school year following Gov. Abbott's announcement

Georgetown ISD will remain closed for the rest of the school year following Gov. Greg Abbott's April 17 announcement. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD will remain closed for the rest of the school year following Gov. Greg Abbott's April 17 announcement. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown ISD will remain closed for the rest of the school year following Gov. Greg Abbott's April 17 announcement. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration to close schools for the remainder of the year, Georgetown ISD announced April 17 it will follow the guidelines and not reopen schools for the remainder of the semester.

GISD students will continue to learn through remote online instruction while district facilities stay closed, the release said. The last day of remote learning will be May 28, it said.

"I know this decision comes with disappointment for many," GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said in the release. "While we may not physically be together for the rest of this semester, I can promise that we are working on ways to honor graduating seniors, celebrate student success and recognize those who lead, grow and serve in Georgetown ISD."

The district will continue to serve meals once daily at three of its campuses for the rest of the school year, and device lending will resume soon for families who need computers or internet access at home, the release said.

The district is also working on plans for graduation, for how students can collect items currently at campuses and for what this decision means for extracurricular activities. The district said it will release more information in the coming days.



"The Georgetown community is strong," Brent said. "I appreciate you, and I promise to keep you informed."

By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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