See what measures DFW-area school districts are taking to deter coronavirus

Two students whose mother works for Robertson Elementary School made signs to bring for the Frisco ISD car parade. (Courtesy Kyla Prusak)
Two students whose mother works for Robertson Elementary School made signs to bring for the Frisco ISD car parade. (Courtesy Kyla Prusak)

Two students whose mother works for Robertson Elementary School made signs to bring for the Frisco ISD car parade. (Courtesy Kyla Prusak)

As the coronavirus takes hold in Texas, see what local school districts are doing to prevent its spread.

Keller, Northwest ISDs respond to coronavirus closures with virtual learning opportunities

With school districts closed through at least April 17, Keller ISD and Northwest ISD are shifting to virtual learning opportunities for students.

Curriculum and instructional staff from both districts indicated commitment to the development of online learning platforms following the spring break holiday. Districts have also sought to distribute Chromebooks, Wi-Fi hotspots and other technological necessities to parents and students, officials said.

Lewisville ISD extends school closures through April 17

Lewisville ISD announced March 26 that district schools will remain closed through April 17 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Along with the extended closure, all activities on school campuses are canceled through April 19.

Coppell ISD postpones May 2 election to November

Coppell ISD trustees voted March 23 to postpone their May 2 election until Nov. 3.

Any candidate who filed for the May 2 election will remain valid, and the filing period will not be reopened for the new Nov. 3 date. The motion passed 7-0.

GALLERY: Frisco ISD elementary school teachers provide socially distanced ‘car parades’ in student neighborhoods

Students at a few Frisco ISD elementary schools might see their teachers driving through their neighborhoods in the coming weeks as part of a car parade.

This comes after Robertson Elementary School hosted a car parade, in which teachers drive through students’ neighborhoods in their cars while honking and waving at students and parents, on March 20. To practice social distancing, FISD families stood from their homes during the car parade.

Lewisville ISD launches free grab-and-go meal service for students, children

Lewisville ISD launched its to-go meal service at eight different district locations March 23 for any students who wish to participate.

The district will serve meals Monday through Friday, with breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Any student or child age 18 or younger is eligible for the free service regardless of their free and reduced lunch status, according to the district.

Ian Pribanic, Anna Herod, Gavin Pugh and Elizabeth Uclés contributed to this report.

Community Impact staff


Frisco confirmed a mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus on May 29. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco confirms local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile

Frisco officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts citywide and treating areas of stagnant water along Hickory Street near Oakbrook Park with larvicide.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Collin, Denton counties report 6 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Of the 175 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 106 are from Collin County, and 69 are from Denton County.

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Frisco pediatricians said developmental delays in patients, such as motor skills and speech, may not get caught on time without regular evaluations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Collin College is providing this assistance in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Chase Autin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College offering grants, tuition credit for students affected by coronavirus pandemic

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A LongHorn Steakhouse was expected to open in early 2020 at The Citadel development near I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway. The opening has been delayed, according to staff. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The White Rock Family YMCA in Dallas is among the seven area locations that are set to reopen at partial capacity June 1. (Courtesy YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas)
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Sam Johnson, former prisoner of war and Collin County-area congressman, dies at 89

Sam Johnson, a former prisoner of war who represented Collin County communities for nearly three decades in Congress, died May 27 in Plano.

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 28. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County reports 1 new COVID-19 case in Frisco

Data released by the city shows the number of active cases of COVID-19 as of May 28 in Frisco was 38.

Normally crowded toll roads are experiencing a decline in the number of motorists, according to data from the North Texas Tollway Authority. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
North Texas Tollway Authority develops plan to mitigate unprecedented loss of revenue

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