PYT Client Alert: Traditional Board Meetings Amid COVID19

OMA Update: Traditional Board Meetings May be Held in Texas

Since Governor Abbott's executive order was announced last week there have been questions about the specificity of what does and does not qualify for the "no social gatherings more than 10 people" restriction. In this Ed Clips! article, Jill Williams talks about how this applies to school board meetings.

Resources from TEA and State Officials

Latest COVID-19 News

  • Dallas County and the City of Waco have ordered a shelter in place for their residents.
  • Governor Abbott held a press conference yesterday afternoon.
  • He has ordered all Texas healthcare professionals to postpone non-medically necessary surgeries.
  • Suspended regulations on hospitals to treat more that one patient in a room.
  • Deployed the National Guard to help hospitals with the outbreak.
  • And formed a "strike force" that will focus on finding supplies to fight the virus.

Must-Read Articles

If you have missed any of our client alerts or School Zone podcasts covering the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on Texas school districts, be sure to check out our website to see where we've compiled our most recent resources for your convenience!

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As always, PYT will do our best to stay on top of the latest news, but in the meantime continuously check with the Texas Education Agency, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most recent reports concerning COVID-19 and what your school district can do to stay ahead of the illness.

General Information Regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools

Planning for Instructional Continuity During High Absenteeism and School Closures