Hays CISD cancels classes for Jan. 11, San Marcos CISD to remain open

Hays CISD said potentially hazardous road conditions were to blame. San Marcos CISD plans to open, but will monitor weather conditions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hays CISD said potentially hazardous road conditions were to blame. San Marcos CISD plans to open, but will monitor weather conditions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Hays CISD said potentially hazardous road conditions were to blame. San Marcos CISD plans to open, but will monitor weather conditions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Hays CISD will close schools and cancel virtual learning for Monday, Jan. 11.

An email from a Hays CISD spokesperson said potentially hazardous road conditions from ice and snow remaining on roads was to blame. Virtual learning was also canceled to keep all students on the same schedule.

The HCISD email also noted limited capacity at area hospitals due to the pandemic, and said reducing the number of drivers on the road was another factor in the district's decision to cancel classes.

For seven days, COVID-19 patients have accounted for more than 15% of hospital capacity in Trauma Service Area O—which includes Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. The increase in hospitalizations led to increased restrictions on businesses and health care facilities.

San Marcos CISD to open


In a Facebook post, San Marcos CISD said it planned to open for classes Jan. 11, but would monitor weather through the evening.

The SMCSD transportation department and district administration will also assess road conditions in the morning and would provide an update to families by 5:30 a.m. if a postponement or cancellation is deemed necessary.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.