All schools will be closed through April 3rd

All schools across the state of Texas will be closed through Friday, April 3, 2020.

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The mandate is part of Governor Greg Abbott's executive order issued Thursday, which officially takes effect Friday at 11:59 PM.

For the two largest school districts in West Texas, Midland ISD and Ector County ISD, that means all campuses will be closed for at least one additional week.