Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said the district has boots on the ground and is working to dry out campuses that have suffered leaks and other damage.
“If we can get enough of the fans and air blowers in there, we will be in good shape to have students welcome back in a safe classroom on Monday,” she said at a Feb. 25 board of trustees meeting. “If it is not a safe environment, we will not be bringing students back to those buildings.”
The 10 campuses of focus are as follows.
- Clayton Elementary School
- Covington Middle School
- Galindo Elementary School
- Kealing Middle School
- Martin Middle School
- Palm Elementary School
- Pickle Elementary School
- Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy
- Widen Elementary School
- Clifton Career Development School
After classes in AISD were cancelled from Feb. 12-23, AISD students returned to fully virtual learning Feb. 24. Students will observe a virtual, asynchronous day again Feb. 26 before being allowed to return to campuses March 1 for regular operations.
If one or more of the 10 focus schools cannot reopen safely March 1, Elizalde said, the district could relocate some in-person learners and teachers to neighboring schools temporarily. She said she hopes the district can update the community on the status of each school before the weekend.