MISD closes campuses due to COVID-19

January 13, 2022

McGregor ISD students will get added break for the next few days, thanks to the COVID-19 virus.

MISD Superintendent James Lenamon announced the school district was cancelling classes for a week in an effort to combat a COVID-19 outbreak.

"McGregor ISD has experienced an outbreak of cases of COVID-19. The outbreak has significantly impacted our Food Service Department," said Lenamon in a press release. "We simply don't have enough personnel to prepare meals for everyone in the district. Additionally, the McLennan County Health Department has recommended that we close the school to prevent further spread in our classrooms."

Lenamon said effective January 13, the MISD will cease on-campus instruction and all school-related and extra-curricular activities. Classes and activities will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Lenamon said the district had taken precautions when setting up the school calendar, and that it would not affect students.

"In anticipation of possible closures, the 2021-2022 school calendar was developed with 'extra' days of instruction," he said. "We will use two of those days this week; we will not 'make-up' the days missed due to this closure. Additionally, we will not transition to remote instruction."

Lenamon said the overall safety of the district's students and staff was the main reason the district moved to close the campus.

"The safety of the McGregor ISD community is our top priority, and we will continue to follow guidance from state and federal agencies to best ensure that our students, staff, and campuses remain free of COVID-19. It is our hope that everyone will use this break to rest and recuperate and that we will re-open on Tuesday with a dramatic reduction in our positive case count."

Lenamon said If anyone in an individual's family has symptoms or have been exposed to someone being monitored, quarantined, or that has tested positive for COVID-19, should notify MISD immediately.

"During this difficult period, it will take everyone working together to protect our community," he said.