Lewisville ISD is latest school district to close due to COVID-19

1/26/2022 4:30:00 AM

Lewisville ISD is closing all 70 campuses beginning on Wednesday through the rest of the week.

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Lewisville ISD is closing all 70 campuses beginning on Wednesday through the rest of the week.

Lewisville ISD is closing all 70 campuses beginning on Wednesday through the rest of the week.

Lewisville ISD cancels classes due to COVID-19 staffing shortagesAnother school district will tell teachers and students to pack up their stuff and prepare for a little pandemic time off. FOX 4's Hanna Battah reports live from the Lewisville school district where classes are being canceled for the rest of the week.

LEWISVILLE, Texas-Another school district will temporarily shut down because there are not enough teachers and staff.Lewisville ISD will close all 70 campuses Wednesday through Friday. Classes are expected to resume on Monday of next week.The closure impacts 52,000 students and 6,500 staff.

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Email Lewisville ISD cancels classes due to COVID-19 staffing shortages Another school district will tell teachers and students to pack up their stuff and prepare for a little pandemic time off.District leaders say the closures could extend to the entire district.“We can’t just leave a 7-year-old and 10-year-old like Lord of the Flies at the house,” said parent Jason Cohn.rapid test FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.

FOX 4's Hanna Battah reports live from the Lewisville school district where classes are being canceled for the rest of the week. LEWISVILLE, Texas - Another school district will temporarily shut down because there are not enough teachers and staff. He and his wife are scrambling – again. Lewisville ISD will close all 70 campuses Wednesday through Friday. “Whether it’s sports, school, we just kind of feel like anytime could be shut down,” he said. Classes are expected to resume on Monday of next week. “Whether it’s sports, school, we just kind of feel like anytime could be shut down,” he said. The closure impacts 52,000 students and 6,500 staff. To participate in the FWISD COVID-19 Testing Plan, Below is the list of days, times and locations: Mondays: 10 a.

"I'm not pretty happy with that," said Trameka Foots, a Lewisville ISD parent. Monday afternoon, Jan. 24, he learned it will be closed again Tuesday. "It's going to be hard… tough on parents once again, especially working." "When they did send the email out, I said I already knew it. A nightmare for parents, but welcome news for his kids. I already knew it so let me just prepare myself and if they don't go back come Monday, I wouldn't be surprised. All schools are closed until at least Monday, Jan. But it's understandable because this virus is serious and it's going around," added Janee Holmes, another parent. Indian Creek Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Lillie J.

The district said infections at middle and high schools increased 500% over the past 10 days.  And the average number of on-campus staff members out sick or home taking care of sick family members each day has been between 700-800. Remote learning is not an option. Interim Superintendent Gary Patterson notified Lewisville ISD families that around 1,000 campus staff were absent out of just under 5,000 employees. "I want to be clear - we have used every resource available over the last two weeks to keep the district open," Interim Superintendent Gary Patterson said in a letter to parents. "We are doing everything we can to keep schools open, and we have simply reached the limit of tools at our disposal. He wrote, “…our district is not equipped to operate with such significant staffing absences." Lewisville ISD is not offering virtual classes during the closure because not enough teachers will be available to teach those classes. That is more than double the number we would expect during non-COVID years.

Advertisement .” A district spokesperson said, in a typical day pre-COVID, they would see 300-400 staff absences a day.