The district also canceled professional learning for staff Feb. 16-17 as well as its board workshop and meeting scheduled to be held Feb. 16. Brent said the district is looking to reschedule to board meeting to Feb. 19.
“Our decision really came down to the uncertainty around power availability and technology systems for the next three days,” Brent said.
The district has also canceled all extracurricular activities while school are closed.
Brent added that the district does hope to offer school Feb. 19 but is dependent on weather and dependable electricity.
“We will monitor conditions and make that decision as soon as possible, but it is likely to be a day or two before that’s possible,” he said. “The Texas Education Agency has recognized that this weather event impacts the ability for any kind of instruction to take place and has made waivers available to districts that provide us with some flexibility in having to make up for some loss of instructional time.”
GISD students were already scheduled to be off Feb. 15-17 for Presidents Day and staff professional learning and teacher work days. GISD also canceled classes on Feb. 12, when the Texas winter storm began to impact Central Texas.