As a winter storm continues to freeze the Houston region, including Fort Bend County, there are impacts on the area’s school districts and county offices along with its transit system.
All Fort Bend ISD and Stafford MSD schools and facilities, which closed starting Monday, will remain closed through the end of this week, the districts announced Wednesday on Twitter. FBISD said it plans to resume operations Monday, Feb. 22.
The district-wide closures include all extracurricular activities and practices, along with meal services provided by FBISD and SMSD. The districts said no virtual learning will be required of students during the closures.
“The safety of our community is our top priority,” FBISD said in a news release. “We strongly encourage our families to take the necessary precautions and prioritize the safety of your family, pets and property.”
For up-to-date information about schedule changes due to weather, community members can call FBISD’s severe weather hotline at 281-634-4636 or follow the district’s social media pages @FortBendISD. To keep up with SMSD’s plans, visit smsd.org or follow @StaffordMSD on social media.
Fort Bend County had also shut down all of the county’s main offices, though essential employees may be asked to report to work on a case-by-case basis. All of the county’s transit services had also been discontinued through Thursday, according to a notice on the county’s website.