At Educate Midland, our primary focus has always been to take care of our students and guide them from cradle to career. Given this challenging time, we want to ensure that we are assisting our community in any way that we can, including recent updates from MISD and Texas legislature. Keep reading for more information on COVID-19 updates for MISD, Texas, and resources.
Due to the continuous spread of COVID-19, Midland ISD has decided to close all district offices effective of Monday, March 23rd. However, this does not alter the district’s commitments regarding the provision of child nutrition and academic resources. MISD is proud to provide its students with enrichment activities while school is closed.
Midland ISD will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch during the COVID-19 school closure. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible, as well as those who receive services from the school. MISD is also providing meals for Saturday and Sunday, provided by our generous community partners.
At Educate Midland, we believe that grade-level readiness and education competency is essential during this time. The efforts that are made now will ensure that students returning to school will be ready to learn. We have provided several resources on our website to ensure parents, students, and educators can find the educational information to help children remain academically in-shape.
The latest update for school districts in Texas was March 15th, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told school superintendents to be prepared for long-term closures, potentially through the end of the school year and especially in areas where the new coronavirus has spread. Hundreds of school districts within Texas have announced that they will be suspending classes with the concerns of coronavirus spreading through their communities.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) continues to work with the Office of the Governor, Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to ensure support for their citizens as well as coordinate and plan the response from the state to districts. TEA’s role in this process is to help coordinate the flow of information from state to districts, as well as help districts solve problems and provide support and guidance.
For more information on COVID-19 support and guidance: Please click here.