UPDATED: Fort Bend ISD to hold school, resume operations Aug. 28

Fort Bend ISD was closed Aug. 26-27 in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fort Bend ISD was closed Aug. 26-27 in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend ISD was closed Aug. 26-27 in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated: Aug. 28, 4:35 p.m.

Following a two-day closure Aug. 26-27 announced in anticipation of Hurricane Laura, Fort Bend ISD will continue normal operations Aug. 28.

For secondary students, classes Aug. 28 will follow the Wednesday schedule, the district said in a release.

Additionally, FBISD learning centers, the meal distribution program and in-person learning for identified special education students will resume.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2:40 p.m.


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.

According to communication from the district, the progress of the storm will be monitored, and a decision about Friday will be made at a later time.

Hurricane Laura is expected to intensify into a Category 3 storm before making landfall near the upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coast between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to a 10 a.m. Aug. 25 update from the National Weather Service.

The FBISD board of trustees will convene virtually at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 for an emergency meeting to take any action needed to effectively respond to Hurricane Laura.

The district is encouraging families to prepare for the storm and to monitor local forecasts.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.