Tomball ISD extends closure through April 10 in response to coronavirus outbreak

The district announced it would suspend its regular operations through April 10. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact Newspaper
The district announced it would suspend its regular operations through April 10. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact Newspaper

The district announced it would suspend its regular operations through April 10. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact Newspaper

Amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Tomball ISD announced March 16 it would be suspending its normal district operations through April 10.

"Because of your support, Tomball ISD is fully committed to continuing high levels of learning despite the unknowns occurring around us due to the fluidity of COVID-19," TISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said in a March 16 letter to the district community. "We will remain flexible as district and campus leaders are working diligently to plan for long-term delivery of instruction through remote learning. Our district is dedicated to implementing a plan to provide quality instruction from the comforts of one’s home as we practice social distancing."


The district's March 16 announcement came days after TISD extended its spring break an additional week and announced it would be providing eligible students with up to two meals per day while schools were closed from March 16 to 20. In a March 14 letter, Salazar-Zamora also advised students and staff to report their spring break out-of-state travel to the district.

More information and updates about the district's response to the new coronavirus may be found here and on TISD social media pages.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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