by Coy Holcombe.
Yesterday afternoon I received an email from the UIL informing all districts that all regional track meets had been canceled as a precautionary measure due to the swine flu outbreak. The state track meet has been reformatted to a three day event to allow for semi-final races to be run. The state track meet is tentatively scheduled for May 14-16. Each region will be represented at the state track meet by the top four performances in each event for all conferences. The email also stated that the state academic meet will be rescheduled at a later date.
As of this morning, there have been no cases of swine flu reported in our immediate area. Several Dallas and Fort Worth area schools have closed school for at least a week. EISD is taking steps to ensure that our students and staff are as safe as possible. I encourage everyone to read the information that is posted on our home page concerning steps to prevent the spread of the swine flu. If the situation at EISD changes in any way, we will notify parents immediately and post information on our website.