Amid the continuation of harsh weather conditions, Eanes ISD and Lake Travis ISD have extended their school closures for the remainder of the week, according to Feb. 17 announcements from the districts. All classes and extracurricular activities have been canceled for both districts.
The closure is in effect for both in-person and remote classes at EISD and LTISD due to widespread power outages impacting Central Texas and the Greater Austin area.
“We are hearing from multiple parents and staff members that they continue to have issues with internet connectivity, electricity, and or water,” EISD Superintendent Tom Leonard said in a Feb. 17 statement. “Our campuses and facilities are losing some power, but thankfully there is no serious damage being reported.”
LTISD Superintendent Paul Norton encouraged families to check their campus websites for incoming updates from principals, coaches and other district leaders.
While neither district has announced a decision regarding operations Feb. 22, Leonard said he is hopeful conditions will improve so students and staff may return to school.
In light of a lack of internet capabilities, EISD has also extended its re-selection survey deadline to Feb. 26—a process mandated by the Texas Education Agency for informing districts if a child intends on participating in in-person or remote learning.