More North Texas school districts switching to virtual learning as a result of the Omicron surge, report
North Texas – In the last couple of days, several school districts in the North Texas area switched to virtual learning due to the increasing number of new Covid-19 cases in both students, teachers and school staff.
According to multiple reports, this trend of switching to virtual learning continues as many other school districts decided to implement this temporary measure in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus.
Boyd ISD in Wise County is closed until next Tuesday.
Kemp ISD is closing Thursday and Friday. The district is in parts of Kaufman and Henderson counties, southeast of Dallas.
Red Oak ISD in Ellis County is closing on Friday.
Majority of the school districts that decide to switch to virtual learning will meanwhile clean and disinfect the schools.
The school districts will evaluate the current Covid-19 situation once again when the initial closures end. If needed, the temporary measures will be extended.
Earlier this week, the Rio Vista ISD which is south of Fort Worth decided to switch to virtual learning. According to the district’s officials, the decision for the closure came because many teachers and school staff were infected with the virus and they were not able to find enough substitutes to cover the infected staff.
On Monday, all schools will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.