Although hundreds of school districts in Texas will be closed for at least a week or longer to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, a coalition of schools, state and federal agencies, advocacy groups and nonprofits has worked hard to make sure children and families do not lose access to nutritious meals while schools are closed.
Across Limestone County, officials, administrators and the public have taken precautions against worldwide developments with the COVID-19.
Both Game Wardens Dustin Delgado and Thomas Rinn serve the Limestone County area, monitoring lake areas, assisting other agencies and follow up with game investigations when suspicious hunting activity occurs. Both have been with the department for several years.
Groesbeck ISD, like many schools in the area and state, has opted to extend Spring Break and cancel classes on all campuses through March 27 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Prior to the regularly scheduled School Board Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 16, the Board gathered for an emergency meeting to discuss district plans for “a new normal” through this pandemic. Though no cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Limestone County at the time of press, GISD Superintendent Dr. James Cowley explained that this decision was reached after close communication with many local, area and state leaders and as more information about the risk of COVID-19 becomes available.
Groesbeck ISD will provide meals to GISD students in a drive-thru style pickup at designated locations. Students will need to be present to pick up meals. Grab and go meals will be served Monday – Friday, beginning March 17, 2020, through March 27, 2020, or until further notification.