TISD Schools to Close for One Week for Staffing Shortages


Following the Texarkana Arkansas announcement on Monday, now the Texarkana Independent School District in Texarkana Texas will be closing their schools from Wednesday, January 12 to Tuesday, January 18.

Press Release:

TEXARKANA ISD (January 10, 2022) – Following careful consideration, Texarkana
ISD will close all district operations, including all classes, from Wednesday, January 12 –
Friday, January 14, 2022. Monday, January 17 is the district’s Martin Luther King, Junior,

Texarkana ISD monitors COVID-related data and activities each day in an effort to
mitigate the spread of illness and maintain the continuity of regular school and business
operations within the District.

The district assessed a wide range of internal and external indicators to determine
the level of risk and/or possible disruption to campus operations. All data suggested a
significant impact to our ability to adequately staff campuses and has caused an
operational disruption that would prevent the district from continuing face-to-face
instruction from Wednesday through Friday of this week. We know this is disappointing
and inconvenient. Safety must remain our top priority.

The Tiger Learning Center will also be closed during the duration of the schools’
closures and will reopen once classes resume.

TISD thanks parents, students, and staff members for their flexibility and support
throughout this pandemic. We understand that this disruption in academic delivery will
require our community to adapt. We must remain disciplined and vigilant in our approach
to this pandemic as we do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses
and in our surrounding communities.

The district encourages staff and students to wear masks whether they are
vaccinated or not. It is also important that you monitor symptoms, and should you feel ill,
begin exhibiting symptoms, or be exposed to someone positive for COVID-19, please
seek medical care.

TISD is grateful for the patience and understanding of the community that it serves
as we navigate these unprecedented times.


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