COVID-19 forces Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and other school districts to close for the rest of the week

Three other North Texas school districts are temporarily closing due to COVID-related staffing shortages.

All schools in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Weatherford ISD and Lake Worth ISD are closed for the remainder of the week.

Administrators said classes were halted because too many people were sick with COVID-19.

In the Grapevine-Colleyville School District, more than 230 students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday alone, bringing the total number of active cases in the district to about 850.

“Today the district needed 169 replacements and only 76 of those positions were filled for a 44 percent fill rate,” the district said in a letter to parents. “While we have made every effort to continue in-person teaching, it has been negatively impacted for several days due to the increased number of student and staff cases.”

Neighborhoods hope to reopen Monday of next week.

Meanwhile, many local districts that closed late last week are reopening.

More than three dozen school districts canceled classes ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. vacation in hopes of giving sick students and staff time to recover. They reopened on Tuesday.

RELATED: Many school districts are reopening after being closed due to COVID-19 staffing shortages

Mansfield ISD, Northwest ISD and White Settlement ISD, all in Tarrant County, resumed classes on Wednesday.

A handful of districts, including Mesquite ISD, are still closed due to staffing shortages.

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