The Frisco ISD has updated a few of its Covid guidelines according to a Community Impact article from April 13th. In it they say:
“Frisco ISD has updated its guidelines for quarantines involving close contact related to COVID-19, according to information presented at the April 12 board meeting.
Those required to quarantine after having close contact with someone who tests positive will be allowed to return to campus after seven days as long as they receive a negative test on day five or later. Those who do not wish to get tested must stay off campus for 10 days, according to Daniel Stockton, the district’s executive director of government and legal affairs.”
And now, the ISD is getting $43M in federal covid relief funding according to a Community Impact article from May 5th. In it they say:
“Plano ISD is slated to receive more than $43 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to help address unexpected costs incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced the release of $11.2 billion for Texas public schools from the third round of federal funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund in an April 28 press release. The funds will be dedicated to help districts address student learning loss and costs incurred during the pandemic. Due to federal requirements, just two-thirds of the funding is available immediately, Abbott said, through grants administered by the Texas Education Agency.”
With that boost in funding, maybe some more guideline changes will be underway as the ISD has more means to enforce other protocols.