MISD Superintendent Releases Important COVID-19 Statement

MISD Superintendent Releases Statement

October, 29, 2020


Students, Staff, & Families of the Murray Independent School District,


In recent days, Calloway County’s incident rate for COVID-19 has increased, placing it in the red (critical) level of disease activity.

When a county reaches this level, schools are advised to suspend in person school activities until the county returns to a lower level of disease activity.

On Tuesday evening (10/27/20), my office received a communication from the Calloway County Health Department that stated data was now shifting in Calloway County and that positive Covid-19 cases were increasing and random throughout our community.

Murray Independent has not experienced a significant increase in positive COVID-19 numbers on our respective campuses. However, the Calloway County Health Department has requested that we be proactive in lessening the spread in our community by pausing in-person instruction and halting all extra-curricular activities.

Starting Monday, November 2, 2020, all extra-curricular activities will be suspended in the Murray Independent School District. Effective November 04, 2020, all students in grades K-12 will transition to online instruction.  Online only instruction will remain in effect through Friday, November 13, 2020. 

Preschool/Head Start Centers throughout MISD will remain in online learning only through November 30, 2020.

MISD will continue providing meals children ages 0-18.  Information on times available and locations is available on the district’s website

On a regular basis, My office and district personnel with consultation from local health officials will reevaluate our status, monitor changes and communicate decisions accordingly.

This is a difficult decision and one I do not take lightly. But at this time, believe it is the best decision for our students, staff, and community.



Coy D. Samons, Superintendent