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Killeen ISD: No school Monday due to facility damage

Killeen ISD
Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 17:33:41-05

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Independent School District has announced it will not hold classes Monday due to facility damage caused by this week's winter weather.

On Friday, representatives for Killeen ISD, City of Killeen, City of Harker Heights, and the City of Nolanville will hold a joint press conference to address the next phase of recovery following the unprecedented weather in the area.

Superintendent Dr. John Craft begin the meeting by addressing the gravity of this week's weather event.

"This has been a significant weather event that has affected us all in many different ways," he said.

Dr. Craft said safety is a top priority in the recovery efforts.

According to the superintendent, 27 of the district's facilities sustained "significant" issues due to the weather.

Due to this damage, Killeen ISD will not hold face-to-face instruction Monday. There will also be no virtual learning.

The district is working to set up grab-and-go meals for students.

Employees are asked to refrain from going to district facilities until district officials have fully assessed the damage.

Killeen ISD has also set up a mental health hot-line to help those struggling during this time.

Dr. Craft went on to address how officials have received questions regarding makeup days. He said setting makeup days is a low priority at the moment, however it will be discussed with the Board of Trustees Tuesday.