GISD Start to be Delayed Two Hours Wednesday, 1/16
GISD has been monitoring the weather and road conditions since yesterday. The roads are wet and will continue to remain wet due to the melting snow. Our temperature is projected to remain above freezing until 10 pm tonight. However, it will remain below freezing until 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. This will create some icy road conditions in the morning. Therefore, we will delay the start of school tomorrow, Wednesday 1/16, for two hours. The buses will run two hours later than normal.
Please know, when determining school closings and/or school delays, GISD staff follows a prescribed protocol. Adhering to these practices, administrators began monitoring weather and road conditions in Greenville and Hunt County on Monday evening. At 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, GISD staff drove local roads to check conditions and drivability. Based upon weather updates and clear road conditions at that time, buses were deployed at 5:45 a.m. At that point, it looked like the weather problems were only going to be West and South of us. Obviously, this turned out to be incorrect. When the winter weather began around 7:00 a.m., GISD buses had already begun completing their routes and students were under GISD care. At that time, it was too late to issue a delayed start. Our neighboring school districts faced the same challenges and did not delay or cancel school either.
Please know that no tardies were issued on Tuesday. Likewise, any student arriving to school prior to noon was not counted absent. Furthermore, all weather-related absences will be excused.
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