Arlington ISD will not conduct virtual or in-person classes on Monday, Feb. 22, and Tuesday, Feb. 23, due to weather-related damages from the recent winter storm.
According to a release, the district plans to resume remote instruction on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and bring as many students their buildings allow safely back for in-person learning on Thursday, Feb. 25.
“Today, we have 26 locations with damage and many more that aren’t safe for school on Monday," Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. "We know our families and our teachers are facing many of the same challenges at their homes."
The number of damaged schools and facilities in Arlington ISD continues to rise as the district assesses the damages. More than 26 locations were reported damaged Friday, Feb. 19, which is up five locations from an assessment the day before.
Most damages are due to ruptured frozen water pipes flooding the buildings, but other problems include disrupted water services and power outages.
"We have a few schools with major damage from flooding and at least two schools with damaged boilers. These are major repairs that are going to take time,” Dr. Cavazos said.
Officials in the district originally discovered several flooded locations after a preliminary damage assessment on Wednesday and Thursday.
The campuses reported with damage are:
- Annex V Administration
- Bailey Junior High
- Bebensee Elementary School
- Beckham Elementary School
- Bowie High School
- Dunn Elementary School
- Gunn Junior High
- Lamar High School
- Martin High School
- Moore Elementary School
- Morton Elementary School
- Nichols Junior High
- Ousley Junior High
- Pearcy STEM Academy
- Professional Development Center (administration)
- Remynse Elementary School
- Roark Elementary School
- Sam Houston High School
- Seguin High School
- Short Elementary School
- Thornton Elementary School
- West Elementary School
- Workman Junior High
Arlington ISD maintenance and operations staff along with service contractors are assisting with necessary repairs.
Any additional impact on in-person learning will be communicated daily to Arlington ISD parents through email, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, and AISD.net/winter-weather.
The AISD has a total of 78 campuses and 17 district locations.
Winter Weather Recovery
After several days of sub-freezing temperatures, some melting is expected Friday and Saturday.