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Breckenridge schools to close indefinitely during coronavirus situation

Breckenridge schools to close indefinitely during coronavirus situation
March 31
16:24 2020

All Breckenridge schools will remain closed indefinitely in response to public health recommendations and emergency declarations by local, state and federal officials during the current worldwide coronavirus threat, according to information released by the school district this afternoon, Tuesday, March 31.

The school system had been closed earlier this month, with a stated end to the closure scheduled for  Friday, April 3, but Breckenridge Independent School District administrators had acknowledged from the beginning of the situation that they would re-evaluate before allowing the students to return to school.

Today’s message from Interim Superintendent Earl Jarrett states, “When public health officials determine that schools can safely reopen, the Breckenridge ISD community will be notified with sufficient time to plan to return to school.”

The statement assures parents and students that BISD will continue to provide instruction in the most effective manner possible, and breakfast and lunch will continue to be served to students age 18 or younger.

“Thank you for your consideration and patience during this unique and challenging time,” Jarrett said in the statement. “Wash your hands! Practice social distancing! Stay safe and healthy!”

There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Breckenridge, but local officials are taking aggressive measures to try and prevent the spread of the disease here.

For more information, visit the BISD website.

The Breckenridge Texan has a page dedicated to coronavirus/COVID-19 updates: Coronavirus News.

 

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