Schools to be Closed Through March 27; Classes Resume March 30
In response to advisories from area public health officials, Cleburne ISD will be closing schools beginning with the week of March 23, with classes resuming March 30. All school-related activities are cancelled after March 13, until school resumes.
While there are no reported cases of the Coronavirus in Johnson County, the district will be implementing the closing of school for an additional week to help prevent the possible spread of the virus. Officials with the Tarrant County Public Health Department have declared a state of emergency and have recommended the closing of all public school districts in Tarrant County and larger districts in the surrounding areas.
“We have made this decision in the interest of the health and safety of our students and staff and their families,” Superintendent Dr. Kyle Heath said. “There have been no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus reported in our county and our hopes and prayers are it stays that way. After a series of conference calls with health officials and education leaders from across north Texas and a review of the information we have at this time, we believe this is the right decision for our CISD students, their families, and our employees.”
“We will continue to monitor the health conditions in our community over the next two weeks before making any further announcements, pending any directives we receive from health officials or the Texas Education Agency.”
The district will be providing take-out breakfast and lunch service to assist families starting on Monday, March 23 at C.C. Cooke Elementary School, 902 Phillips, and the CISD Child Nutrition Office, 218 N. Ridgeway. This service will be available Monday through Friday during the time schools are closed. Breakfast pick-up times are 7 AM-8:30 AM. Pick-up lunches will be provided between 11 AM and 1 PM. Families must make reservations for the lunchservice by 9 AM each day. Please call the Child Nutrition Office at 817-202-1123.
We encourage you to continue with the health and hygiene standards recommended by health officials in protecting yourself from the virus, the flu and related illnesses. This information can be found at the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus page and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services’ Texas Coronavirus page.