FORT BEND ISD (March 13, 2019) – The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting Friday, March 13 to consider actions related to the District’s COVID-19 response.
During the meeting, the Board authorized the District to continue compensating staff during the precautionary school closure, which will last for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.
“As a Board, we are proud to join together and take action to support our staff members, who are at the heart of everything we do as an organization. Educating our students is always our top priority, and in times of crisis the lesson we teach often becomes one of compassion,” said FBISD Board President Jason Burdine.
In other action Friday, the Board authorized the superintendent or his designee to approve contracts for goods and services that may become necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are fortunate to have a Board of Trustees that always keeps the best interests of our students, teachers, staff and community in mind with every decision,” said FBISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Dupre. “During this time of uncertainty, we are better prepared because of their leadership.”
On Friday, the District also announced that beginning Monday, March 16, Fort Bend ISD will offer Grab and Go meals at no charge to anyone 18 and under and to students with disabilities without regard for age. Children do not need to be enrolled in Fort Bend ISD to get free breakfast and lunch, but all children will need to be present in order to pick up the meals.