Clarksville ISD shut down last week as a safety precaution following a handful of coronavirus infections. Kids were away from school for 10 days but Superintendent Kermit Ward said a problem with student success may be parents.
The Clarksville ISD Board of Trustees elected to keep distance learning in place for all students at a Wednesday board meeting.
The board will discuss and/or take action on the revocation of distance learning, authorize the bidding process on the Title I Gym and receive a report from Superintendent Kermit Ward.
Covid-19 cases remain steady at Red River Valley schools while the number of cases reported in Lamar County surge with an additional 207 cases reported last week by the Paris/Lamar County Health District.
Clarksville ISD has shut down for the remainder of the week due to a spike in Covid-19 cases amongst teachers. Superintendent Kermit Ward said due to the size of the district, it made sense to shut down the entire district temporarily.
The number of students quarantined because of close contact at school with individuals testing positive for Covid-19 continues to climb.
What the pandemic unveiled was yet another form of inequity of the haves and have nots, or more specifically, the middle class to affluent and the economically disadvantaged.
Clarksville ISD reports first Covid-19 case as Paris ISD cancels two district football games because of the novel coronavirus.
Covid-19 infections continue at some Red River Valley schools while others remain free of the novel coronavirus.
With the exception of Clarksville ISD and Detroit ISD, all schools in the Red River Valley are reporting at least one confirmed Covid-19 case among students and/or staff members.
As of Thursday, every district in the region, with the exception of Clarksville and Detroit, has at least one staff member or student out with the novel coronavirus. As of press time, it was not clear whether Rivercrest had reported a confirmed case.
Paris, North Lamar and Clarksville ISDs all welcomed students back to school today, with excitement and new safety precautions in place.
After months of schoolwork over the summer, Hunter Dwyre was rewarded for his dedication with a new Nintendo Switch. “I've had to put time limits on it,” Hunter’s mom Kelly McCormick said, laughing. “But he is absolutely having a blast with it.”
Starting Sept. 8, Texas education officials will require all school districts to fill out forms weekly reporting new cases, including whether the infections occurred on or off campus and if the campus closed as a result.
Clarksville taxpayers will see a decrease in their property tax rate for the coming year as the Clarksville ISD Board of Trustees lowered the rate to account for an increase in property values.
The state is facing “a severe drop in revenue” as lawmakers look to fund state programs already in place, State Rep. Gary VanDeaver said Tuesday during a visit with the Kiwanis Club of Paris. Education remains a priority, he said.
After nearly five decades of service at Clarksville ISD, Marianne Whitehouse is read to retire.
Texas' low number of tests and large percentage of positive results suggest inadequacies in the state's public health surveillance effort at a time when school reopenings are certain to increase viral spread, health experts said.
Abbott’s decision to curb the role of local health authorities in school reopening decisions has added to the ongoing conflict between him and local governments during the pandemic, with mayors and judges voicing frustration over having their hands tied by the state’s response.
Though students of Clarksville ISD were originally to return to the classrooms on Aug. 10, it will now be a bit longer before the start of the new school year. On Thursday night, the Clarksville ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to push back the start of the school year to Sept. 8.
Abbott said local health authorities can't shut down in-person instruction before school has even started. He said an outbreak on campus once students have arrived could prompt a closure by health authorities.