Houston ISD extends school closures through Feb. 18

With roads slick and icy, and with temperatures down in the teens, the Houston Independent School District has canceled classes through Thursday. (Courtesy Houston METRO)
With roads slick and icy, and with temperatures down in the teens, the Houston Independent School District has canceled classes through Thursday. (Courtesy Houston METRO)

With roads slick and icy, and with temperatures down in the teens, the Houston Independent School District has canceled classes through Thursday. (Courtesy Houston METRO)

Houston ISD has extended school cancelation through Feb. 18 due to icy weather conditions.

“As the freezing conditions continue to impact many families, HISD’s schools and offices will remain [closed] on Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18,” the district wrote on its blog Feb. 16. “There will be no virtual or in-person learning. Employees will not report to work unless notified by their supervisor. All athletic events and food distributions for Wednesday and Thursday also are cancelled.”


The extensions come after the district first announced closures on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, citing the possibility of widespread precipitation and potentially hazardous road conditions.

If conditions permit, all HISD schools and offices will transition to remote operation Feb. 19.

All #HISD schools & offices remain closed on Wed, 2/17 & Thurs. 2/18. There will be no virtual or in-person instruction, employees will not report to work. If conditions permit, students transition to asynchronous virtual learning Fri. 2/19 and staff will work remotely. pic.twitter.com/r73X5yAvtt


— Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) February 16, 2021

By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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