UPDATE: Klein ISD extends closure through Feb. 19

Klein ISD canceled in-person and remote classes Feb. 16 due to potential inclement weather. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Klein ISD canceled in-person and remote classes Feb. 16 due to potential inclement weather. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Klein ISD canceled in-person and remote classes Feb. 16 due to potential inclement weather. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated Feb. 17 at 10:35

Klein ISD has extended its inclement weather closure through Friday, Feb. 19, according to a Feb. 17 press release. The district has canceled remote and in-person schooling for all students as millions in the Greater Houston area continue to suffer through power outages.

KISD students, staff and parents are encouraged to continue to monitor the district's website and social media accounts, such as Facebook or Twitter, for additional updates.

Updated Feb. 16 at 11:21 a.m.

Klein ISD has cancelled remote and in-person schooling Feb. 17 and 18 due to ongoing power outages in the Greater Houston area due to winter weather, according to a Feb. 16 press release.


All after-school programs have been cancelled or postponed. The district will apply to the Texas Education Agency to for missed school day emergency waivers.

A decision about school on Feb. 19 will be made on Feb. 18 by 6 p.m.

Updated Feb. 15 at 2:47 p.m.

Due to widespread power outages in the Greater Houston area, Klein ISD has canceled remote learning and working for students and staff Feb. 16, district officials announced Feb. 15. As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, KISD had already canceled in-person learning and working for students and staff Feb. 16 due to forecasted inclement weather.

According to the the Texas Education Agency, any school district experiencing widespread power outages due to inclement weather will be eligible for a missed school day waiver and will not be required to make up the day.

"We will continue to monitor the situation, and the next weather update will be tomorrow before 6 p.m. or as early as possible," the announcement said.

KISD students, staff and parents are encouraged to continue to monitor the district's website and social media accounts, such as Facebook or Twitter, for additional updates.

Posted Feb. 12 at 12:59 p.m.

Due to ongoing inclement weather, Klein ISD has set Feb. 16 as a remote learning day for all students, according to a press release.

Students may access classes online from home due to potentially hazardous road conditions. All KISD activities from Feb. 14-16 are canceled or postponed. According to a press release aimed at KISD staff, principals met at 11:30 a.m. to discuss options for remote learning.

"Teachers: Please don’t stress, and just do your best with this Remote Learning Day," the press release said. "Please work with your campus leadership to determine how you will communicate your Remote Learning Day plans to your students and families. Given that families may be in various circumstances due to weather, less is best."
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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