Houston ISD cancels school through Feb. 19

With roads slick and icy, and with widespread power outages and water pressure issues, Houston ISD has canceled classes through Friday. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
With roads slick and icy, and with widespread power outages and water pressure issues, Houston ISD has canceled classes through Friday. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)

With roads slick and icy, and with widespread power outages and water pressure issues, Houston ISD has canceled classes through Friday. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)

Students in Houston ISD will not be returning to classes Feb. 19 due to ongoing power issues that have impacted families.

There will be no virtual or in-person learning, and employees will not report to work unless informed by their supervisor, the district wrote in a Feb. 17 post to its website. All athletic events and food distributions for Feb. 19 and the weekend are also canceled.


The extension comes after the district first announced closures Feb. 15-16 and then Feb. 18, citing the possibility of widespread precipitation and potentially hazardous road conditions.

All #HISD schools & offices remain closed on Fri, 2/19. There will be no virtual or in-person instruction, employees will not report to work. pic.twitter.com/SWYuPe2BAe


— Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) February 17, 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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