Parents and Staff,
Motley County ISD has been notified that two staff members have had direct exposure to an individual who recently tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members are currently self-quarantining at home and are not displaying any symptoms of the virus. All District employees and students are instructed to continue to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations and to practice social distancing. Based on the information that we have gathered, it has been determined that the end of the 14-day incubation period for anyone possibly exposed on campus to the staff member is April 13. Out of an abundance of caution, we advise you to monitor your health, follow CDC guidelines for people who have had close contact and contact your primary care physician if you develop any symptoms. Motley County is continuing to monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed.
Superintendent William Cochran
Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the state wide school closing will be extended through April. The proposed date to return to school is now May 4, 2020. Superintendent William Cochran and Principal James Richards have been updated daily with the changing directives and continue to support the students, staff, and parents of Motley Co. ISD. Teachers prepared packets and are utilizing online programs to provide guidance to students as part of the distance learning process. Kathy Blanco, Brittany Moore, E J Newberry, and Brooke Navarro have prepared breakfasts and lunches for up to 60 students this week. Coach Bigham and Coach Dunham are searching for street addresses in Matador and Roaring Springs as they deliver meals to kids. We appreciate all those involved in keeping up with the changes and requirements as the school charts a new path in these last months of the school year.