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Remote learning Phase 2 begins today, LISD grading shifts to pass/incomplete this spring semester

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution regarding grading, GPA and class rank on March 31 in a special meeting held virtually. The board approved a pass or incomplete policy for this spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused Texas schools to be closed through May 4 to help combat the spread.

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Regional medical director shares COVID-19 insights

Ann Buchanan, MD

Doctors are in a unique position to be on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“These are unprecedented times,” said Ann Buchanan, MD, emergency physician and regional medical director for TeamHealth. There is nothing in modern times to compare coronavirus to. “This is akin to the Spanish flu in 1918,” she added.

TeamHealth is a national, physician-led company. Buchanan’s group consists of 150 physicians who cover the region including San Marcos (Hayes County), Austin (Travis and Williamson Counties), Lampassas (Lampassas County),  Killeen (Bell County), and Palestine (Anderson County).

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