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EISD appreciates team effort

The tuberculosis situation at Ennis High School has served as a timely reminder that coordination, cooperation and communication all play important roles in helping ensure current health needs are met.

EISD is appreciative that in response to the school district’s request, the Texas Department of State Health Services decided to make the TB skin testing available to all remaining EHS students, faculty and staff. The district feels this is a positive step that will help alleviate concerns being expressed in the community.

The school district is also grateful to U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, Rep. Jim Pitts, and Sen. Brian Birdwell for their efforts in facilitating the community forum held Sept. 28 regarding this issue. EISD appreciates their ongoing support not only of our schools, but also their commitment to monitor the situation and provide resources as necessary.

Ennis ISD also thanks the City of Ennis for their support in offering additional opportunities for TB testing at Ennis Regional Medical Center starting Oct. 3. While school districts are limited in their ability to expend funds toward public health initiatives, EISD appreciates entities such as the city of Ennis and the Dallas County Health Department and their willingness to participate in this growing team effort.

Most of all, Ennis ISD is grateful to the students, parents, faculty and staff who are directly affected by the current situation. Although many of us prefer a quicker process, we hope everyone understands the school district’s unwavering commitment to the safety and health of all students, faculty and staff.

From the EISD administration

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