Message from the Superintendent — CISD Extends Winter Weather Closure Through Friday, Feb. 19
Dear CISD Families,
I want to begin by recognizing that many of our students and their families, our employees and their families, as well those in our community, are suffering through long periods without power right now. It is unbelievably cold, and these outages are extremely frustrating and potentially dangerous.
In light of these outages, and with more winter precipitation on its way, as a team we felt it was best to close CISD for the rest of the week — through Friday, February 19. While it should get a little warmer on Friday, current forecasts may not get above freezing until the weekend. We also know there have been some issues with accessing water, as well as accessing the internet. As such, it looks like our infrastructure will need some time to recover.
To be clear, there will be no in person or remote learning during our closure. The district plans to reopen on Monday, February 22 for both in person and remote learning.
Serving and teaching our children, while taking care of those who educate our kids ,is what we do here at CISD. We cannot be successful in these efforts, when people are worrying about their warmth and safety, their loved ones and neighbors, as well their homes, due to the power outages. These power outages are, quite frankly, unacceptable. I plan to add my voice to the many others who are asking questions via our state representatives as to why these outages occurred, and what can be done to avoid this situation in the future.
I want our students, families, employees and community to be safe above all else. I know the cities of Coppell, Irving, Dallas, Lewisville and others are sharing information about warming stations and other resources. We also have links to our city partners' weather emergency information at www.coppellisd.com/weather.
Please stay safe and warm.
Dr. Brad Hunt