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Pleasant Grove ISD closing until at least March 27

Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – The Pleasant Grove Independent School District announced on Monday that the district is suspending classes and activities beginning Tuesday, March 17.

In a statement, officials said the move is being made out of an abundance of caution in regards to COVID-19. The closure will last until at least March 27, with the potential for a longer extension.

The district announced late Friday night that one of its employees was being tested for COVID-19.

” Out of an abundance of caution in regards to COVID-19, Pleasant Grove ISD will be closed March 17-27, 2020 with the potential of a longer extension. Pleasant Grove ISD will finish today, Monday, March 16, as normal. All school activities and events will be suspended beginning Tuesday, March 17. The district is making arrangements for food services and educational plans for students and will communicate these as they are finalized.

While the district is closed, Pleasant Grove ISD essential personnel for this evolving situation will continue to consult with local and state health authorities. For additional information in regards to district reopening, continue to closely monitor communication through pgisd.net, the SchoolMessenger email notification system, and the Pleasant Grove Independent School District Facebook page.

Important Resources related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Texas Department of State Health Services: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact: Shelby Akin Director of Marketing and Communications

sakin@pgisd.net

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