Icy Roads, Frigid Temperatures Mean Lots Of School Schedule Changes This Week
Central Texas will be dealing with the aftermath of winter storms and subfreezing temperatures for some time to come. One of the immediate issues at hand, though, is what to do about schools.
In previous years, a winter storm in Central Texas would mean days at home and no school. But the pivot to virtual learning necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic means many students can attend classes remotely, and many staff members can work from home.
Here is a list of Central Texas school districts' weather-related plans for the week. Like the weather, plans are likely to change, so check back for updates.
Austin Independent School District has canceled classes until Wednesday, Feb. 24. The district is "tentatively planning" to do 100% remote learning that Wednesday and Thursday and have Friday be an asynchronous day of instruction. In-person classes won't resume until March 1.
Bastrop ISD has canceled all in-person and virtual classes and all school operations for Friday.
Blanco ISD has canceled all classes for Friday.
Burnet CISD has closed all campuses and offices for the rest of this week. Classes will resume on Monday.
Caldwell ISD has canceled virtual classes and in person learning for the rest of this week. All activities have also been canceled.
Comal ISD has closed all campuses for the rest of this week. Classes will resume on Monday.
Del Valle ISD will stay closed for the rest of the week. All classes have been canceled.
Dripping Springs ISD has canceled all classes and closed all campuses for the rest of the week.
Eanes ISD has canceled all classes and closed district offices for Friday.
Georgetown ISD has canceled all classes and closed all offices for the rest of the week. All activities at school buildings are canceled.
Granger ISD has canceled all classes — both in-person and remote — Friday.
Hays CISD has cancelled all classes for the rest of the week, including virtual classes. All schools will start back up for students next Monday.
Hutto ISD has canceled all school - including virtual learning - through Friday.
Lago Vista ISD canceled classes for the rest of this week.
Lake Travis ISD has canceled all classes — both in-person and remote — for the rest of this week. All activities and events are also canceled.
Leander ISD is canceling virtual and in-person learning for the rest of this week.
Lockhart ISD will stay closed through Friday. All activities and meal services are also canceled.
Manor ISD says all district schools and offices will be closed through Friday. Curbside meal service has been suspended.
Pflugerville ISD has canceled all classes through Friday.
Round Rock ISD has canceled all classes and activities and closed district offices for the rest of this week.
San Marcos CISD will be closed for the rest of the week. No in-person or remote learning will take place because of internet and power outages across the area.
Smithville ISDis closed through Friday.
Taylor ISD canceled classes Friday.
Wimberley ISD has canceled all classes through Friday.