RELEASE FROM MISD
MIDLAND, Texas – Because of the continued spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our community, Midland ISD has made the decision to close all district offices effective Monday, March 23, in an effort to increase social distancing and minimize the chance for community spread.
Staff have been directed to work from home while completing their specific job duties as assigned by their supervisor. This change does not alter the district’s commitments regarding the provisions of child nutrition and academic resources. This directive is in effect until further notice.
Gov. Greg Abbott declared schools closed until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, which is subject to an extension based on the status of COVID-19 at that time. Midland ISD expects to compensate all employees and long-term subs at their current rate of pay. A resolution is being taken to the School Board for their consideration at their March 24 Board Meeting. A premium rate will be considered by the Board of Trustees for approval for emergency-related personnel reporting to work during this district-wide closure.
The Superintendent will designate employees eligible for the premium rate of pay. Certain categories of employees may be asked to report to duty locations in order to complete critical work, and employees may be asked to complete duties outside of their normal areas of responsibility to meet community needs.
We will continue to communicate with staff and parents through emails, phone calls, text, our website and social media, and we encourage everyone to check these resources often.