Austin ISD extends class cancellations through Friday; operating warming centers across city

Snow covers the playground at Pecan Springs Elementary School in Austin ISD on Feb. 15. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Snow covers the playground at Pecan Springs Elementary School in Austin ISD on Feb. 15. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Snow covers the playground at Pecan Springs Elementary School in Austin ISD on Feb. 15. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin ISD classes will be canceled for the remainder of the week, with the district announcing that all schools will be closed Feb. 19 due to ongoing cold temperatures, power outages and water concerns in the Austin area.


According to the district, three district schools are operating as warming centers from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Lee Elementary School, 3308 Hampton Road, Austin

  • Joslin Elementary School, 4500 Menchaca Road, Austin

  • Murchison Middle School, 3700 N. Hills Drive, Austin


Two AISD schools are also serving as shelters for populations with medical needs, according to the district.


  • Reilly Elementary School, 405 Denson Drive, Austin

  • Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square Drive, Austin


By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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