Keller ISD Swine Flu Update

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.

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2 responses to “Keller ISD Swine Flu Update

  • GWA

    Keller ISD has four or more probable H1N1 flu cases and cotinues to hold classes at all campus including Central HS where some students almost certainly had contact with a teacher’s aide in Birdville ISD that is confirm to have the H1N1 virus. It will be 3 to 5 days before the four cases in Keller can be confirmed subtype H1N1 of Type A flu.
    The cases in Keller have already be identified as Type A because thus making them “probable” H1N1 according to CDC guidelines.
    In violation of CDC guidelines Keller continues to place students in large groups in cafeteria’s and gyms. In the time that it takes to confirm these cases they could easily turn into 40 cases and those into 400 cases and so on…
    Perhaps Keller ISD might consider getting back in step with surrounding districts and back into compliance with current CDC and Tarrant County Health Department guidles.

  • CONCERNED

    FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND THERE IS 15 YEAR OLD WHO IS FROM KELLER WHO HAD THE H1N1 FLU AND WAS PUT IN THE HOSPITAL WITH MACHINES AND EVEN HAD WATER TAKEN OFF HER BRAIN, KELLER HAS HAD NO REPORTS OF THE H1N1 FOR THIS YEAR IS A FALSE STATEMENT.
    I ALSO DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT INFORMING PARENTS OF ANY ACTIVITY OF H1N1 IN THE SCHOOLS? MAYBE SOMEONE COULD LET ME KNOW BECAUSE AS A PARENT OF A CHILD WHO GOES TO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION.
    SOMEONE SAID THAT MAYBE THEY WERE SCARED TO ACT QUICKLY ON ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT TO MAKE A MISTAKE LIKE LAST TIME (BY CLOSING SCHOOLS WITH THE FIRST CASE) BUT IF WAITING IS WHAT THEY ARE PLANNING ON DOING BY THEN A DOZEN OR MORE KIDS COULD HAVE IT, SOME HOW THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO TO ME LIKE THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS, I MEAN COME ON THEY DONT EVEN KNOW OF ANY CASES OF THE H1N1 IN KELLER BUT YET EVERYONE ELSE DOES.
    PLEASE CHANGE THINGS AND START DOING YOUR JOBS CORRECTLY BEFORE OTHERS PAY FOR IT.

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