After a meeting with area superintendents, a decision was made by Magnolia ISD officials to remain closed for an extra week as a coronavirus precaution, according to an update on MISD's website.
The update stated that this decision was made out of caution and to assist local authorities to help limit the spread of the disease in Montgomery County.
This closure will affect all school activities, including extracurricular activities, athletic events and competitions.
Any new updates will be provided via the district website, parent text and email, and the district's social media pages.
Posted 12:26 p.m.
Students in Magnolia ISD will resume classes as planned Monday, March 16, after a weeklong spring break, according to a notice sent to parents and staff March 12.
Amid coronavirus concerns throughout the Greater Houston area, the district disinfected and sanitized its facilities, classrooms, buses and playground equipment over spring break, according to the notice. District officials said the disinfectant used has been approved for use in hospitals to offset the spread of contagious diseases.
The district has been monitoring the status of coronavirus in the Greater Houston area, especially Montgomery County, according to the notice, and the district has maintained contact with officials from the local to federal level regarding the virus. District officials said they receive daily briefings from the Texas State Department of Health Services in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
District officials said MISD is following the guidance of these organizations and will provide updates via the district website, parent text and email, and the district's social media pages.