CCISD is following the lead of local colleges and universities, extending its Spring Break.
Classes are expected to resume March 23.
"While we cannot require students and their families to stay in the area, we strongly recommend doing so to help ensure a safe environment when schools reopen," the statement reads.
The district said in a statement that it will use the extra time to deep clean its schools and facilities and "implement additional measures to foster good health."
"We take seriously our role in safeguarding public health, and our responsibility to help our area remain a low-risk environment," the statement reads. "Out of an abundance of caution, CCISD will remain closed the week of March 16."
Employees will be expected to stay in the area, and the district said it will be in touch with staff to consult on work schedules.
An FAQ, and regular updates, will be provided on its website.
- Parents with specific questions are invited to contact the district at firstname.lastname@example.org. CCISD said it will not respond to specific questions but will update the FAQ section with topics raised.
Other area schools extending their Spring Breaks:
- Aransas County ISD
- Banquete ISD
- Bishop Consolidated School District
- Diocese of Corpus Christi schools
- Dr. M.L. Garza-Gonzalez charter school, Corpus Christi
- First Baptist Academy, Portland
- Flour Bluff ISD
- Gregory-Portland ISD
- Ingleside ISD
- Jubilee Academy, Kingsville
- London ISD, Corpus Christi
- Nueces County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP)
- Orange Grove ISD
- Port Aransas ISD
- x-Premont ISD
- Richard Milburn Academy, Corpus Christi
- Riviera ISD
- Santa Gertrudis ISD, KIngsville
- Schools of Science and Technology, Corpus Christi
- Sinton ISD
- Skidmore-Tynan ISD
- Tuloso-Midway ISD, Corpus Christi
- West Oso ISD, Corpus Christi
x- Premont has extended its break only by two days. Classes resume March 18.
See the full CCISD statement here: