Local school districts are assessing campuses' damages caused by the winter storm the week of Feb. 14, which resulted in nearly 100,000 customers in Montgomery County losing power. As a result of outages and frigid temperatures, water pipes were more susceptible to bursting and causing damage to buildings.

Montgomery ISD experienced multiple issues across several district campuses and facilities, including pipe bursts, water damage and boiler issues, MISD Director of Communications Justin Marino said.

“We are still in the process of assessing all damage caused by the winter storms, including those that continue to surface,” Marino said.

He said he anticipates the total costs to be more than $150,000.

Willis ISD also reported damages totaling between $150,000-$200,000, WISD Director of Communications Jamie Fails said. The district had a “pretty significant pipe burst” and flooding at Willis High School in the athletic wing that is being repaired, as well as some air handlers go out at WHS, Brabham Middle School and Lynn Lucas Middle School, she said.

Pipes had to be repaired at every campus, although school resumed Feb. 22.

The district is also collecting and distributing water bottles to students due to the city’s boil notice.

In Conroe ISD, York Junior High was reported to have the most significant damage, CISD Superintendent Curtis Null said in a Feb. 21 livestream. Null did not provide a cost estimate during the livestream.

“[We] had a water pipe bust in a locker room near a gym. And the gym floor, it’s a wood floor, so we’re going to need to do some work on that,” he said. “It may take a few weeks to get that up and useable, but beyond that our buildings should be up and running.”