Going into the Labor Day holiday, Plano ISD officials reported that 433 students in the district were currently testing positive COVID-19. An additional 554 have since recovered, bringing the total number of positive cases to nearly 1,000 students since classes resumed on Aug. 11. That represents approximately two percent of the district’s student population.
Forty-six staff members were also currently testing positive as of Sept 3. An additional 113 staff members have since recovered.
McMillen High School had the most current positive cases by far with 44. It was followed by Shepton High School with 22, Saigling Elementary with 21 and Dooley Elementary with 20. Bowman Middle School reported the most current staff cases with four.
In response to the rising COVID-19 numbers, the district announced the creation of a new virtual academy for students in grades kindergarten through sixth.