Due to forecasts of severe thunderstorms in the area, Fort Bend ISD will close its device distribution locations at 2 p.m. April 9, the district announced on Twitter and in a news release.
Device distribution is happening on-site at Austin and Marshall high schools. The district said in the release that families who are unable to pick up devices prior to 2 p.m. will be able to do so next week.
Due to forecasts of severe thunderstorms that are expected to approach our area this afternoon, Fort Bend ISD’s onsite device distribution locations at Austin High School and Marshall High School will close at 2:00 p.m.
— Fort Bend ISD (@FortBendISD) April 9, 2020
Over the last several weeks, the district has reached out to students and families to assess what technology needs exist in the community. FBISD began online learning April 3 after concerns over the spread of the coronavirus forced schools across the state to close.
Severe thunderstorms in Sugar Land and Missouri City are possible heading into the afternoon and evening of April 9, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain remains in the forecast for the area throughout the Easter weekend and into Sunday.
Residents can sign up for Fort Bend County’s Alert text notification system to receive weather-related updates and other emergency information.
With weather moving in this weekend, sign up for FBC Alert! The Alert provides text notification and updates during a crisis or emergency. FBC Alert delivers important emergency info, notifications and updates on a range of devices. For more Info go to: https://t.co/ruWuo987qC pic.twitter.com/kF0SeUUTQK
— County Judge KP George (@JudgeKPGeorge) April 9, 2020