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Less than a day after Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff ordered San Antonio residents to stay home through April 9, school district superintendents on Tuesday extended campus closures through April 24 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“We are holding out hope that we may return this school year, but as we continue to see with COVID-19, things are constantly changing,” North East Independent School District Superintendent Sean Maika wrote to families on Tuesday. “Our new normal is that things move quickly, and we must all adjust to changing circumstances.”
The following school districts announced closures through April 24:
- Alamo Heights ISD
- East Central ISD
- Edgewood ISD
- Fort Sam Houston ISD
- Harlandale ISD
- Judson ISD
- Lackland ISD
- Medina Valley ISD
- North East ISD
- Northside ISD
- Randolph Field ISD
- San Antonio ISD
- Somerset ISD
- South San Antonio ISD
- Southside ISD
- Southwest ISD
Charter school districts also announced closures through April 24:
- BASIS Charter Schools in Texas
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The decision comes after superintendents added a week onto spring break and then implemented distance learning through April 3. Remote learning began Monday with teachers and districts distributing plans for students to continue learning at home.
Meals are still being distributed by area school districts and some are using school buses to deliver meals to the hardest-to-reach students.
On Monday, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio issued an order that prohibits social gatherings outside of a household and directs residents to stay at home except for essential errands like grocery shopping. The order, which lasts through April 9, is expected to be approved by City Council and the Bexar County Commissioner’s Court this week.