Ask the editor: How did Hurricane Harvey affect the Cy-Fair ISD academic calendar?

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Hurricane Harvey brought heavy rains, tornadoes and widespread flooding to the Cy-Fair area in late August, halting the school year and damaging property.

The first day of school was delayed for CFISD students by two weeks, with classes officially beginning  Sept. 11.

The Texas Education Code requires districts to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction in order to receive the full amount of state funding. However, because CFISD typically has more instructional minutes than is required by the state, the district will still exceed required instructional time by the end of the academic year even after missing nine school days, officials said.

Read our cover story on Harvey for information on how district facilities were affected and what the plan is moving forward. Check out Page 12 for a list of ongoing relief efforts, including efforts organized by CFISD. Follow for additional coverage as our community continues to recover.

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.