Keller ISD has no confirmed cases of Swine Flu, but it is diligently working to minimize risks for all students and staff. The district has reported three Type A Influenza cases, one each in three separate KISD schools: Florence Elementary, Bear Creek Intermediate and South Keller Intermediate. Swine flu has yet to be determined in any of these cases.
As a result all out-of-district supported and/or sponsored travel is suspended until further notice; however, the exception to this suspension is travel necessary to current instructional courses. In addition, all non-district events that are scheduled through the rental of KISD campuses, such as church services and boy scouts, should continue.
The district’s suspended travel decision aligns with the Texas Department of State Health Services’ decision to suspend all University Interscholastic League competitions. On the recommendation of Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, and in consultation with Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott, the UIL decided to alter its schedule of events due to the outbreak of Swine Flu in Texas. All UIL interscholastic competition has been suspended until May 11. More information on the UIL’s decision can be found on its Web site: uil.utexas.edu.
Keller ISD has activated a district level emergency response team and is currently taking the necessary precautions against the potential effects Swine Flu may have on the District.