Updated: No remote learning, activities Feb. 18 , 19 for Willis ISD students

Willis ISD is expected to announce plans for Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. Feb. 16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Willis ISD is expected to announce plans for Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. Feb. 16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Willis ISD is expected to announce plans for Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. Feb. 16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 1:35 p.m. Feb. 17: Willis ISD will remain closed Feb. 19, according to a Facebook post by the district.

"This will give our families and employees time to restore power and handle any home damages they are dealing with," the statement reads. "It will also give our maintenance department time to fully assess and repair damages to school facilities. School will resume at the normal time Monday, Feb. 22."


Updated 3:45 p.m. Feb. 16: Willis ISD will remain closed Feb. 17 and 18 due to hazardous roadways and widespread power outages, the district tweeted. There will be no remote learning required, and an announcement for Feb. 19's school plans will be made by 3 p.m. on Feb. 18.

Feb. 15:

Willis ISD schools and offices will be closed Feb. 16, meaning no remote learning or activities for students and staff, the district stated on its Facebook page Feb. 14.

With additional wintry conditions still to come, WISD officials said school plans for Feb. 17 will be announced by 5 p.m. Feb. 16.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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