Inclement Weather Update 2/23 - 2/24
February 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LHISD Office of Communication
Inclement Weather Update
2/24 1:30 PM: The delayed start this morning went well across the district with transportation services and on all of the campuses. Your patience and support working with the late start was a big part of the success this morning- thank you!
District administration continues to monitor the weather and will have a conference call this evening with the County and City emergency management officials.
We will send a weather update at 7:30 pm tonight to let you know if LHISD will have a delayed start or be on a normal schedule for Friday, Feb. 25th.
Stay warm & safe!
LHISD will have a 2-hour delay on Thursday, February 24th.
ATTENTION: LHISD Panther Family-
2/23 6:20 PM: Liberty Hill ISD will have a 2 hour delayed start tomorrow, Thurs. Feb. 24th, due to the predicted winter weather and road conditions that could impact public safety. As a result, all buses will also run two hours late.
Panther Care will be closed, all before-school activities are canceled, and food service will not be available.
Start times for Feb. 24th will be as follows:
Elementary Schools start time - 9:40 am
Middle Schools start time - 9:40 am
High School start time - 10:25 am
2/23 2:00 PM: We are currently monitoring the weather conditions and the potential impact they may have on our schools. We will send an update tonight at 6:00 pm on the weather and road conditions and if they merit an adjustment to our schedule (possible two-hour delay in school start times or school closure). Please know that our priority is the safety of our students, staff, and parents.
Stay safe and warm!
School Delays & Closures
Be prepared for winter weather
When bad weather hits, our top priority is the safety of students and staff. We also recognize that school delays and closures disrupt family schedules and the school year may have to be extended. Our district’s geography is taken into account when the decision is made. One part of our area may be clear while other areas are struggling with snow or ice. It is not possible to close some schools in the district while leaving other schools open.
How the decision to close schools is made
To help make the best possible decision, weather forecasts are monitored throughout the process. District staff members drive the roads beginning at 3 a.m. checking schools and routes that are frequently impacted and report road conditions to the superintendent by 5 a.m. A decision and announcements are made as quickly as possible. This process sometimes changes based on weather conditions.
Delay and closure options:
- Schools start on time.
- Schools start two hours late.
- Schools are closed (no after-school activities, athletics, or facility use).
Options are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Information is shared using these communication channels:
- District Website
- Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
- District Mobile App
- Email to Families
- Phone Call to Families
- Local TV, radio, and Newspaper
Please continue to check your emails, district, and campus websites and follow the district’s social media channels for updates.