Midway ISD is grateful for the talents of Andrew Boles, MHS Class of 2010, who is now a Data Analyst at Baylor University. Andrew was willing to create a custom dashboard for MISD to help us provide easily-accessible, transparent communications about COVID-19 conditions on our campuses. Other central Texas districts are working to implement Andrew’s template as well!
The MISD COVID-19 Dashboard is available at www.midwayisd.org/Coronavirus on the COVID-19 homepage as well as the Reporting & Resources page.
ABOUT THE DASHBOARD
The dashboard is created to give parents a transparent report on the current conditions in which their child(ren) attend school. We hope to dispel rumors of outbreaks by providing factual data on this dashboard, and to eliminate confusion of actual cases versus people absent due to quarantine, other illnesses, or any other numerous reasons. MISD will also notify guardians of campus and classroom cases via email, and we will contact guardians directly if contact tracing investigations indicate probable exposure.
Information for the dashboard is compiled by MISD nurses based on a count of lab-confirmed, positive cases. MISD will not share personally identifiable information about individuals who have tested positive.
The dashboard includes the number of current cases in each grade at each campus.
TEXAS AND WACO/MCLENNAN COUNTY DASHBOARDS
- The Texas Department of State Health Services maintains a COVID-19 dashboard that is updated daily.
- The Waco/McLennan County Public Health District also provides a daily COVID-19 positive case dashboard.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the latest information about coronavirus and how to care for yourself and help protect others in your home and community.
Andrew Boles is the Technology and Data Analyst for the Career Center at Baylor University. He graduated from Midway High School in 2010, followed by obtaining a degree in Physics from Abilene Christian University and then a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas San Antonio. Andrew specialized in machine learning in graduate school which led to his career in data analytics at Baylor. He lives in Waco, TX with his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Emerson.