Officials learned during the Nov. 16 San Marcos CISD regular meeting that the district hahs received a shipment of COVID-19 test kits.

SMCISD Superintendent Michael Cardona told the board of trustees the kits arrived from the Texas Education Agency that day, and the district began sending permission slips out to parents for student use Nov. 17.

“We don’t have one for every child, but as you know, our athletics have been doing some testing for our athletes,” Cardona said. “This will be very similar.”

Beginning Monday, Nov. 23, every SMCISD campus, nurses will now be able to administer what is called a 15-minute PCR test, he said.

During his report to the board, Cardona also stated the district is receiving 192,000 masks this week from the city of San Marcos.

"Just to put it in perspective, that's about 24 days worth if everybody gets one every day," he said. "That's an enormous amount."