Houston ISD has extended its closing through at least April 10, it was announced late Monday (March 16), to protect against the coronavirus global pandemic, with the first possible return to class on Monday, April 13.
In a statement, the district said the decision about extending that date will be re-evaluated on April 6, though, and that information about how learning will continue — through possible online methods or alternatives — will be offered later this week.
Earlier, HISD had decided to shut down next week, after this week’s spring break, and reopen March 31, following a new Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta holiday to be celebrated on March 30.
This is the district’s statement:
”As districts around the state and across the country continue to grapple with how to proceed in this unprecedented challenge to public health and education, the Houston Independent School District supports the nation’s need to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, HISD will extend its districtwide closure through Friday, April 10. All schools and offices are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 13. District administration will re-evaluate on Monday, April 6, to determine whether a longer closure beyond April 10 will be necessary. The district also will provide more information about online learning and alternative education later this week. HISD will continue to closely monitor the situation during the closure and provide operational updates as necessary. For updates and information, please visit HoustonISD.org/HealthAlerts”