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COVID Protocols to Remain in Place for Lake Travis Schools

March 4, 2021

As we communicated earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new executive order which rescinds restrictions on business occupancy and the statewide mask order effective Wednesday, March 10. The Governor’s order also indicates that “public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency.” Updated guidance issued by TEA on March 3 stipulates that a mask shall be worn while inside the school building, school facility, or in an outdoor space on school property. Given this guidance, and as part of our efforts to keep staff and students safe and our schools open, Lake Travis ISD will continue to follow our Return to School Protocols for COVID-19.

I am proud of the commitment our staff, students and families have made to protect themselves and others by adhering to the precautions we have in place. While it is encouraging to see segments of our population getting vaccinated, the vast majority of our teachers and staff have not yet had the opportunity to obtain a vaccination. Given the President’s recent directive that all states prioritize teachers, school staff, and childcare workers for the vaccine, I am hopeful enough supply will soon be available in our community.

In the meantime, I ask that you remain vigilant and continue to follow our District’s current COVID protocols. Thank you for supporting our efforts to prioritize the health and safety of our fellow staff, students and community.

Sincerely,

Paul Norton
Superintendent of Schools