Brackettville – Brackett Independent School District became the latest district to close its campuses this week due to COVID-19 outbreaks among students and staff.
The district is located in Brackettville, west of San Antonio between Uvalde and Del Rio.
The district’s superintendent sent a letter to students, families and employees on Monday announcing that all schools in the district would be closed to students until Tuesday, Sept. 7. Staff will report to school as usual, and students will be doing remote-only work this week.
Superintendent Guillermo Mancha, Jr. said there have been 36 COVID-19 cases confirmed since school started on Aug. 19. Two-thirds of the cases were confirmed in the last four days.
Brackett ISD has four schools — Brackett High School, Brackett Junior High School, Brackett Intermediate School and Jones Elementary School, with a total of about 600 students.