Freezing temperature force North Texas school districts to look for learning options
ByFunAsia 12 Feb 2021 06:08 AM 189

The winter storms have forced North Texas school districts to look for other learning options.

Dallas ISD students will learn only virtually on Friday.

Fort Worth ISD will continue to hold in-person classes on Friday. However, any student who learns in-person and wants to switch to virtual for that day is allowed to do so synchronously.

Midlothian ISD delayed school by two-hour.

On Thursday, there was a 133-vehicle pileup on I-35W that killed 6 people, schools were moved to remote only, but Fort Worth ISD campuses will re-open Friday for in-person learning.

Some districts haven’t announced their decision yet.

Sam Buchmeyer, with Grand Prairie ISD, said, "So, obviously to decide Grand Prairie is going to be much different in a Dallas ISD or a Fort Worth ISD."

Grand Prairie ISD officials said, since it’s a smaller district than some others in the Metroplex, they have more time to survey road conditions overnight, to make a decision no later than 5 a.m.

It canceled class Thursday because of overnight ice.

Buchmeyer said, "And that’s what we were really worried about. We knew there had been some precipitation overnight."

"So we knew that we were going to have trouble putting buses on the highways."

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