EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Several East Texas school districts will be closed on Tuesday due to inclement weather and flooded roadways.
As of Tuesday morning, the following school districts have announced that they will be closed:
- Big Sandy ISD (Livingston)
- Broaddus ISD
- Chester ISD
- Colmesneil ISD
- Corrigan-Camden ISD
- Goodrich ISD
- Hemphill ISD
- Jasper ISD
- Kirbyville ISD
- Leggett ISD
- Livingston ISD
- Newton ISD
- Onalaska ISD
- San Augustine ISD
- Spurger ISD
- Trinity ISD (closed through Sept. 5)
- Warren ISD
- West Sabine ISD
- Woodville ISD
- Zavalla ISD
Debbie Ogden, a spokeswoman for Trinity ISD, said that because of the weather conditions, the school district's leadership decided to close Trinity ISD's campuses until Tuesday, Sept. 5. She said they will start their school day at the normal time.
San Augustine Independent School District has announced they will cancel classes on Tuesday due to unsafe road conditions. Superintendent Dr. Virginia Liepman said that future closures for San Augustine ISD will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Further cancellations will be updated on KTRE News, or can be found on the SA ISD page here.
Kirbyville Consolidated Independent School District has decided to cancel classes until September 5 due to Tropical Storm Harvey. The district collaborated with all Jasper/Newton County school districts and Region V Educational Service Center and decided it was in the best interest of students and staff safety to postpone school.
All county school districts and Region V have been in close communication with the National Weather Service monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Harvey.
Kirbyville High School issued a statement on their Facebook Page saying "The safety of our students and staff are the top priority."
KCISD and other affected school districts will be communicating with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) regarding make up days that will be required.
Zavalla ISD also confirmed that they will not have classes on Tuesday. However, they do anticipate having school on Wednesday, weather permitting.