On April 17, Waxahachie ISD announced it would keep its schools closed, aligning with Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement of the closure of all Texas schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

This precaution was taken due to the continuous concern surrounding COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, Superintendent Bonny Cain stated, “Governor Abbott announced this afternoon that all Texas public schools will be closed for students through the end of the school year. Distance learning will continue for all Waxahachie ISD students until Thursday, May 28. While this school year will not end the way any of us hoped it would, we are confident in our teachers’ abilities to end the year on a high note in their virtual classrooms.”

"The team of doctors advising us have determined it would be unsafe to allow students to gather at schools for the foreseeable future,” Abbott said in a press conference.

WISD is constructing a plan to allow students to retrieve items they may have left, while practicing social distancing protocols.

“We anticipate having additional information available next week as part of our weekly communication to parents. We thank you for your flexibility as we work together to navigate this unprecedented situation,” Cain explained.