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Texas District Schools Closed after Teachers die of Covid-19

After two junior high teachers died of Covid-19 problems in the same week, a Texas school district closed all of its classes until after the Labor Day holiday. Connally Independent School District announced in an email to parents on Monday that it was closing all of its campuses owing to a surge in Covid-19 cases and the number of student and staff absences. On September 7, the district hopes to restart in-person classrooms, and children will have remote instruction for the remainder of the week.

The Lacy Lakeview and Waco cities and the towns of Elm Mott, Chalk Bluff, and Gholson are served by the district. The district said, “Our hope is that the closure and holiday break will provide those who are positive with the virus or exposed to others with the virus, the time to isolate and recover. This closure will also allow time for deep cleaning and sanitizing of all CISD facilities.”

In separate communications to parents, the district claimed that two teachers at Connally Junior High died lately from Covid-19. Natalia Chansler, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, died on Saturday as a result of Covid-19 problems, according to the email. On August 25, she was seen last on campus. She taught in La Vega ISD and Waco ISD and was beginning her second year with the district. According to the community, David A. McCormick, a 59-year-old 7th-grade social studies teacher, died on August 24.

He had last been to school on August 18, the district’s first day of classes. According to the community, counselors will be present to support children and assist them in dealing with the loss. In addition, the district declared on Facebook on Wednesday that all varsity and sub-varsity high school football games and all other indoor and outdoor school activities would be canceled on Thursday and Friday.

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