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Governor Abbott Orders Schools to Close for Remainder of School Year

Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools in the state of Texas to remain closed through the end of the school year. This means Gainesville ISD facilities will remain closed and all events/activities are canceled through the end of May.  However, online learning and meal service will continue through our official last day of school, Thursday, May 28. 
We know this brings many questions regarding end-of-school activities, prom, graduation, to name a few.  In the near future, Mike Morath, TEA Commissioner, will be issuing additional guidance to schools regarding the measures to be taken for our schools.  Please know that district and campus leadership are working diligently to ensure that all of our students, teachers, and parents are able to properly close out this academic year.  As new developments arise, we can assure that our parents will be notified in a timely manner. 
GISD will also continue to discuss plans for summer school and other June activities in the coming days, with announcements made as the status of summer activities are confirmed.
All of our families are encouraged to continue to stay home, avoid contact within six feet of other people, and follow social distancing directives for essential activities only as outlined by city, county, and state officials.