Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Cooke County, in an abundance of caution, Gainesville ISD, along with most neighboring school districts, will extend Spring Break to include the week of March 23-27. The closure includes the cancellation of all extracurricular activities and postponement of all other school events during this same period. In addition, all district and campus offices will be closed to the public.
The decision for the extended closure comes as a result of collaboration with state and county health officials and other education leaders.
We ask for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation and work through additional details. As we have more specifics about what services we will be able to provide for families in need during this closure, we will communicate those directly to parents.
Gainesville ISD will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation prior to reopening school on Monday, March 30, and will communicate across all platforms as updates become available.
The Texas Education Agency will provide guidance regarding course credit, compulsory attendance, accountability standards, and school funding. The superintendents and district leaders in North Texas will receive regular communication on the waiver process and other steps to support the continued education of our students for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
Gainesville Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, and national origin in its educational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI. Any person wishing to discuss possible violations should contact Alyce Greer Director, Business Operations, 800 S. Morris St. Gainesville, TX 76240, 940-665-0255