ABILENE, TX – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to expand across the state and the United States, Abilene and Wylie Independent School Districts announced they will be closed indefinitely.
In a press release Superintendent Dr. David Young that “out of an abundance of caution” the district would be closing. If public health concerns diminish in the coming months and the district decides to reopen families will be notified immediately.
“What has become abundantly clear to all of us who have been part of conference calls with Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath as well as medical professionals and other health agencies is that we’re all in this for the long haul,” said Young. The best way to fight exposure or spread of the virus is by practicing social distancing, working from home as much as possible and not putting anyone in large groups where the virus could easily spread.
More than 900 school districts across the state have shut down and affecting more than 5 million students.