The Windham School District (WSD) continues to closely monitor developments and communications related to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19). This includes information being released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governor’s Office, the Texas Department of Health Services (TDHS) and direct communication with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
As each of you are likely aware, there have been cases of COVID-19 reported in Texas; however, there has not been an indication of COVID-19 in any TDCJ facility.
To ensure the health and safety of employees and residents, TDCJ and WSD have taken steps related to emergency preparedness.
As of March 20, 2020, employees are working remotely and coordinating delivery of services and instructional materials to include access to library books with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This includes the ability to complete Parole voted programs.
To All Windham School District Employees:
- Staff should limit any unnecessary domestic traveling.
- District travel should be limited unless it is an absolute necessity.
- Any international travel must be approved by the employee’s Regional Principal or Director and Superintendent, and if approved, the employee may be required to delay their return to work.
Please contact your Regional Principal or Director if you have traveled out of the country or out of state in the past 14 days, and ensure cooperation with established processes related to COVID-19.
- Staff are reminded to use good hygiene practices, frequently wash hands thoroughly and refrain from touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
WSD will continue to provide additional guidance on COVID-19 processes for the district as updates occur.
Kristina J. Hartman, Ed.S.
Windham School District