Find out how your school district is handling Hurricane Laura

Pearland and Alvin ISDs closed their district facilities to monitor Hurricane Laura. (Adobe Stock)
Pearland and Alvin ISDs closed their district facilities to monitor Hurricane Laura. (Adobe Stock)

Pearland and Alvin ISDs closed their district facilities to monitor Hurricane Laura. (Adobe Stock)

Read the latest news on Hurricane Laura's expected landfall in the Houston area and how it is affecting schools.

Pearland-Friendswood

Pearland, Alvin ISDs issue closures in light of Hurricane Laura

Pearland and Alvin ISDs issued district closures for this week as the districts continue to monitor the weather.

Clear Creek, Friendswood ISDs issue early release, closure notices ahead of Hurricane Laura



Friendswood ISD schools and facilities will also be closed this week due to Hurricane Laura, with closures Aug. 26, 27 and 28, per district communications personnel.

The Woodlands

Hurricane Laura prompts Conroe ISD closure Aug. 26-27

Conroe ISD will close Aug. 26-27 due to the potential local effects of Hurricane Laura, the district announced Aug. 25.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Fort Bend ISD announces closure Aug. 26-27 ahead of Hurricane Laura

Fort Bend ISD will be closed Aug. 26-27 due to Hurricane Laura. All district operations—including learning centers, meal distribution sites and special education programs—will be suspended.

Spring-Klein

BREAKING: Klein ISD to close Aug. 26-27 in preparation for Hurricane Laura

Klein ISD will close Aug. 26-27 in preparation for Hurricane Laura, according to a district update Aug. 25. Buildings and campus services will be closed. A decision about district functions Aug. 28 will be made by 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Spring ISD closes all facilities, cancels virtual classes Aug. 26-28

In preparation for potentially hazardous weather from Hurricane Laura, Spring ISD will close all facilities and campuses and cancel all virtual classes and activities Aug. 26-28, district officials announced Aug. 25.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

BREAKING: New Caney ISD cancels remote instruction, closes school Aug. 27-28 in preparation for Hurricane Laura


New Caney ISD will close its school and cancel remote instruction Aug. 27-28 in preparation for Hurricane Laura, according to a district announcement.

BREAKING: Humble ISD cancels classes, activities Aug. 26-27 in preparation for Hurricane Laura

The same week as elementary students began returning for in-person instruction, Humble ISD announced all classes and activities will be closed Aug. 26-27 in preparation for Hurricane Laura. There will also be no online classes for families that chose remote learning, according to a posting on the district's website.

Cy-Fair

BREAKING: Cy-Fair ISD closes all facilities Aug. 26-27

Cy-Fair ISD officials announced Aug. 25 that all district facilities will close and student and staff activities canceled Aug. 26-27 due to the threat of Hurricane Laura.

Tomball-Magnolia

DEVELOPING: Here are the latest updates for Tomball, Magnolia ISDs as Hurricane Laura approaches Greater Houston area


Almost two weeks into the 2020-21 school year, Magnolia ISD will operate online only Aug. 25 in preparation for inclement weather due to developing Hurricane Laura, Superintendent Todd Stephens said in an Aug. 24 board of trustees meeting.

Conroe-Montgomery

Montgomery, Willis ISDs suspend instruction in preparation of Hurricane Laura

Montgomery and Willis ISDs announced Aug. 25 the districts will move to remote learning only for all staff and students Aug. 26 with no instruction held Aug. 27. Additionally, WISD will be completely closed Aug. 28 as well, the district announced.

Houston

Houston ISD closing facilities ahead of potential Hurricane Laura threat

With Hurricane Laura posing a potential threat to the area, Houston ISD will close all facilities and offices Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

Anna Lotz, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Danica Lloyd, Haley Morrison, Nola Valente, Andy Li, Hannah Zedaker, Kelly Schafler, Andrew Christman, Colleen Ferguson, Jake Magee and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.



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