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Northeast Times | June 7, 2020

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Gov. Abbott Closes Schools for the Rest of the 19-20 School Year

Gov. Abbott Closes Schools for the Rest of the 19-20 School Year

Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools to remain closed in the state of Texas through the end of the 2019–20 school year. This means Birdville ISD facilities will be closed and all events/activities canceled through the end of May; online learning and meal delivery (service) will continue.

The Texas Education Agency will provide school districts across the state guidelines regarding graduation. Once BISD receives those guidelines, we will determine our options for graduation and prom for the Class of 2020. Details will be communicated to our seniors and their families once they are finalized.

School officials will be discussing summer school and other June camps/activities in the coming days with announcements made about the status of these summer activities.

Although Birdville ISD has been following the recommendations of the Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPH), this new Executive Order officially extends the closure announcement through the remainder of the school year.

Today, Texas has 16,504 cases in 191 counties with 3,677 people who have recovered and 393 deaths. A total of 158,547 Texans have been tested. In Tarrant County alone there are 990 cases and 30 deaths. The US now leads all other countries with 632,548 (632,220 confirmed; 348 probable) cases. Health officials say the social distancing restrictions are working to flatten the curve, preventing significant spread of COVID-19.

The District has closed its playgrounds and encourages families to stay home and follow social-distancing directives for essential activities as outlined by the mayor, county and state officials. For more information about Birdville ISD’s response to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 website birdvilleschools.net/covid19.