After a bitter winter storm upended the county and the state, most area schools reopened on Monday, except for campuses in a couple of districts.
Lamar Consolidated ISD went back to normal operations on Monday, with all schools open to students. The only facility that was closed was the Powell Point facility in Kendleton. Students in the Powell Point program will undergo online learning through Tuesday.
While LCISD opened schools back up on Monday, there were a couple of schools still under a boil water notice. Hubenak Elementary School and Adolphus Elementary School were under boil water notices as of Sunday, and proper precautions were taken by the district to accommodate students and staff at those schools.
Needville ISD and Brazos ISD also opened up their schools on Monday, with no damages to facilities.
Meanwhile, Fort Bend ISD announced on Monday that all schools will resume online learning only beginning on Wednesday through Friday, with Tuesday to be a staff workday to prepare for student learning. The district kept their schools closed on Monday as the district did an assessment of their schools to see how the winter storm affected them.
FBISD Supt. Dr. Charles Dupre said that the district will resume face-to-face learning and normal operations next Monday.
“I want to reiterate we are aware of the challenges our community is facing, and we considered many factors as we came to this decision, including the ongoing repairs at some campuses that were heavily impacted by the storm,” Dupre said in a statement on Monday.
“We understand the effects of the winter storm will certainly be felt beyond this week, as many continue to restore homes, replace essential items, lend a helping hand to our loved ones, and once again, get back up on our feet.
“I want you to know that you have the full support of your district behind you and the decisions we make will be guided by our care and concern for our students, staff and community.”
Two FBISD schools, Hightower High School and Glover Elementary School in Missouri City, will be having digital learning for the rest of the week and possibly longer as both schools suffered heavy damages during last week’s storm.
Also, FBISD will resume Grab and Go meals beginning on Wednesday, the same day online classes resume. Drive-thru pickup of the meals will resume at Travis High School and other campuses except for Hightower.
Thursday’s pickup of meals will include meals for the rest of the week.
Katy ISD schools were also closed on Monday as the district plans to reopen on Tuesday.