Tomball ISD will resume in-person and virtual instruction Feb. 23, according to a Feb. 22 news release. Tomball Memorial High School students and staff will return to classrooms virtually due to infrastructure damage caused by the recent inclement weather.
The district was closed down Feb. 22 as a result of the inclement weather.
Posted 6:15 p.m. Feb. 19
Tomball ISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora announced in a video message just before 6 p.m. Feb. 19 that the district will continue to be closed Monday, Feb. 22.
"We found out a large number of our staff members have been affected by this terrible weather that we did not expect, and of course we also know that students and families have been affected as well. Because of this and many other reasons I've made the decision with the support of our school board to not have school Monday," Salazar-Zamora said in the video.
This comes as several of the district's campuses have sustained infrastructure damage due to the freezing temperatures, including Tomball Memorial High School, which will resume classes virtually "for some time" due to the severity of the damage, Salazar-Zamora said.
"Today we had several additional busted pipes as the heat started to rise and had multiple issues with pipes," she said. "We have water supply issues in [the city of] Tomball that they are working on; we have cafeteria supply issues and even plumbing supply issues."
The city of Tomball previously stated the city expects to lift its boil water notice by Tuesday, Feb. 23.