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.