Dripping Springs ISD extends school closures in response to Hays County stay-home order

A man stands in front of a table with Chromebooks and sanitary wipes.
Dripping Springs ISD Network Administrator Kevin Haney coordinates device pickup for district families. (Courtesy Dripping Springs ISD)

Dripping Springs ISD Network Administrator Kevin Haney coordinates device pickup for district families. (Courtesy Dripping Springs ISD)

Dripping Springs ISD announced an extension of school closures due to the coronavirus in response to Hays County's shelter-in-place order, effective March 26 at 11 p.m.. Schools will be closed until at least April 13, according to the district.

As the closures persist, DSISD will continue to provide mobile meals to free and reduced lunch program participants. Students will also continue to engage in virtual learning, some with the aid of technology loans from the district. A DSISD representative said that over 600 Chromebooks were handed out to families with students who reported a need for online learning devices.


The originally approved resolution to close DSISD schools was approved March 16 and was set to extend through April 3.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.