Another North Texas school closes the week as COVID-19 cases increase

Amid rising cases of COVID-19, another North Texas school closes its doors for the rest of the week.

Boyd ISD will close elementary school tomorrow and Friday so custodial staff can disinfect the building, the district announced today. Classes will resume Monday.

The district examined the proportions of staff and attendance at the elementary school, determining that a safe and supported instructional program could not be met. Classes had been in session about two weeks before today’s closing.

Boyd ISD is the last district to stop face-to-face classes due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Trivium Academy, a Carrollton charter school, will be closed from August 27 to September 6. The school will open tomorrow to give parents the opportunity to make arrangements, the board announced today.

Kemp ISD in Kaufman County will remain closed the rest of the week and reopen its doors Monday.

Iraan-Sheffield ISD, a district about 80 miles south of Midland, closed its three campuses last week and kept its 338 students at home until Monday.

Bloomburg and Waskom ISD, two small districts in East Texas on the Arkansas and Louisiana borders, respectively, closed about a week after classes began in early August.

Both Bloomburg and Waskom reopened this week.

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