Bad Weather Information

by Coy Holcombe.  

With the first threat of winter weather this school year, it would be a good time to review the procedures if bad weather becomes a factor in dismissing school or causing a delay or cancelation. First, for information on closures or delayed starts, tune to KCKL radio (95.9 FM), Channel 5 (NBC TV out of DFW), or Channel 8 (ABC TV out of DFW) for information. Information will also be provided on the district's website (www.eustaceisd.net), on Twitter, and on our electronic marquee.

Information on delays or closures will be provided as early as possible. Roads will be checked early in the morning for any possible dangers. A decision will be made based on the conditions of the roads at that time. EISD will always err on the side of being overly cautious in making these decisions. I do ask that people be aware of how oddly winter weather can be. A few years ago an ice storm that closed districts to our north, including Mabank, just did not have an impact on our roads. As such we had school when neighboring districts did not.

If winter weather causes a need for early dismissal, every effort will be made to notify parents of the early dismissal. The main factor in an early dismissal will be road conditions. If we feel like the road conditions are worsening, EISD will not hesitate to dismiss early.

Winter weather is always a challenge for schools and for families. We must all work together with our overall goal being the safety of all those involved. If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at cholcombe@eustaceisd.net.

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