DALLAS — After a normal schedule Wednesday, the Dallas Independent School District is canceling classes for Thursday, as wintry, icy weather is expected to stick around and potentially worsen overnight.
Dallas ISD officials made the announcement around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Several minutes later, Fort Worth ISD officials announced their district would also be canceling classes Thursday.
Earlier Wednesday, as students and staff at both large districts went to school on a normal schedule, district officials said they were planning meetings to discuss winter weather plans.
Their approaches were in line with most major school districts in North Texas on Wednesday; many had a normal class schedule before making the call the cancel classes Thursday, as slick road conditions are expected to worsen overnight.
Some districts released students early Wednesday, but Dallas ISD officials said logistically that was not an option for them.
Here's how other large districts are handling the weather:
Allen kept a normal class schedule Wednesday but warned that bus routes could be delayed. The district has not decided on their plans for classes Thursday.
Arlington was a normal schedule Wednesday but cancelled after-school activities.
All campuses and administrative locations will also be closed for Thursday, Feb. 24. All after-school activities will also be canceled.
A decision about school on Friday will be made at a later time.
Carroll ISD campuses and offices will be closed Thursday, Feb. 24. All classes and after-school/extracurricular activities will also be canceled.
Carroll ISD staff and students will not be required to make up this missed day of school.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
All schools and offices will be closed Feb. 24. School will continue on its regular schedule for Feb. 23, but all evening activities are canceled.
Cedar Hill ISD
Cedar Hill stayed on scheduled Wednesday as district officials kept "monitoring the current weather conditions" before making a decision on Thursday classes. CHISD will notify students and families via several methods, including phone, email and the district website.
DeSoto ISD canceled all afterschool activities for Wednesday, Feb. 23. The district is monitoring for Thursday, but has not made a decision yet.
There will be no classes Thursday, Feb. 24 and all district facilities will be closed.
Eagle-Mountain Saginaw ISD
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, northwest of Fort Worth, stayed on normal schedule Wednesday but cancelled all after-school activities "as the weather impact is expected to increase later this afternoon."
The district later canceled classes for Thursday.
Fort Worth ISD
Fort Worth ISD had a normal schedule Wednesday, but announced that classes for Thursday will be canceled.
All buildings will be closed for instruction and business on Thursday, Feb. 24, with after school and evening activities, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, also canceled.
Frisco ISD said it will use April 25 as a make-up day.
Garland remained on schedule Wednesday but cancelled all after-school activities Wednesday and cancelled all classes on Thursday.
Grand Prairie ISD
All after-school activities and evening classes at Crosswinds have been canceled for Feb. 23. All Grand Prairie ISD schools and offices will be closed Thursday, Feb. 24.
All after-school activities, including elementary extended day after-school care, for Wednesday have been canceled. Schools and district facilities will be closed Thursday, Feb. 24.
Afterschool activities are canceled for Wednesday, Feb. 23. Schools will dismiss at their normal times.
Irving kept its normal class scheduled Wednesday but cancelled all after-school activities. The district has not decided on its plans for Thursday just yet.
Kaufman ISD will be closed Thursday.
All Keller ISD after-school activities and events have been canceled for Wednesday, Feb. 23. Classes are expected to resume on Friday, Feb. 25.
Keller ISD will not have to make up the missed day.
Lake Worth ISD
Students will be releasing early on Wednesday:
- Elementary schools will be releasing at 1:30 p.m.
- Middle schools will be releasing at 1 p.m.
- High school will be releasing at 2 p.m.
A determination for tomorrow's school day has not been made at this time.
After-school and extracurricular activities are canceled for Wednesday, Feb. 23. The district will continue to monitor weather conditions for Thursday, Feb. 24.
All LISD campuses and facilities will be closed Thursday, Feb. 24.
Mansfield released students early on Wednesday and cancelled classes for Thursday. Here were the release times for each grade level:
- Elementary schools: 1:30 p.m.
- Intermediate schools: 2 p.m.
- Middle schools: 2:15 p.m.
- High schools: 12:55 p.m.
- Ben Barber Innovation Academy: 12:25
We are on a regular school schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Mesquite ISD; however, all after-school activities are canceled.MISD schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 24,
MISD will release early Wednesday, Feb. 23.
- Elementary students will be released at 1:30 p.m.
- Secondary students will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
All after-school activities are canceled Wednesday. MISD is also canceling school for Thursday, Feb. 24.
Schools will be closed Thursday.
The district will be closed Thursday, Feb. 24.
There will be no after-school activities or evening events Wednesday or Thursday.
Richardson remained on schedule Wednesday and asked students to take extra time getting to school. Richardson officials later cancelled classes for Thursday.
Rockwall ISD schools and support offices will be closed Thursday, Feb. 24. After-school activities are also cancelled.
This day will not need to be made up, the district said.
Weatherford, in Parker County, started school with a two-hour delay but later decided to release students early, at 1:30 p.m. All after-school activities were also cancelled. Weatherford officials did not say what their plans were for Thursday.
Wylie ISD announced schools would be closed for Thursday, Feb. 24. All evening events and activities scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23 have also been canceled.
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