Humble ISD to close week of March 16-20

Humble ISD will be closed March 16-20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Humble ISD will be closed March 16-20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Humble ISD will be closed March 16-20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Humble ISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen announced via the district's Twitter account at 4 p.m. the district will close next week, March 16-20, in light of coronavirus concerns.

"Humble ISD will be closed next week as we work to support our communities and health care systems with the continued goal of containment of coronavirus," Fagen said in a Tweet. "We will be updating @HumbleISD regarding remote learning and food for students on some campuses as those plans are finalized."

The district's website includes a notice that all activities from March 12-21 are canceled and the buildings are closed.

The notice also states that teachers will provide learning opportunities for students during the campus closures. An email will be sent to families on March 16 with information about those opportunities, and food packages for families on the free and reduced lunch programs will be available, according to the notice.

The district also states employees should work from home unless other arrangements are made. The buildings are closed to the public.

Additional information will be available by Monday night, according to the district.

There are several presumed positive coronavirus cases in Montgomery County and in the Greater Houston area, including Harris County.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.