Fort Worth ISD Cancels Classes on Tuesday and Wednesday
(Monday, February 15, 2021) -- The Fort Worth ISD will close schools on Tuesday, February 16, and Wednesday,February 17, in response to continuing severe weather, the impact of rolling blackouts on our students and employees, as well as the tremendous demand being placed on our state’s energy resources.
There will be no virtual instruction on either day.
While we had earlier hoped to continue classes remotely, we feel we must change course in response to this historic weather event. We are grateful also that the Texas Education Agency has today announced school districts may apply for a waiver for non-attendance as we experience record freezing temperatures.
Non-exempt (hourly) employees will not report to work but the District will seek to compensate them for these hours through a Board resolution.
Exempt (salaried) employees are being asked to engage in work, but to keep their supervisors informed of their individual situations that may mitigate their ability to connect from home.
“We know that many of our families and employees are without power and others may periodically be without power over the next two days,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner. “The District has been in constant contact with the National Weather Service and we understand that the situation continues to worsen. We want to make the best decision for allof our District stakeholders.”
We will announce plans for Thursday, February 18, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Please continue to check www.fwisd.org and FWISD Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updated information.